BB&K Webinar Mar 6, 2018

What’s New in Environmental and Special Districts Law

BB&K Free Webinar Series

This webinar series will cover a variety of topics and updates that are critical to professionals who work in the special districts and environmental fields. In this free series, Best Best & Krieger LLP attorneys will discuss emergency contracting, elected officials’ and staff’s roles, solar energy projects and the latest updates to CEQA. Be ready for 2018 and beyond – register today!

In Case You Missed It:

Thursday, Jan. 18
Mary Beth Coburn and Rebecca Chaparro
“Developing FEMA Compliant Procurement Procedures”
This webinar provided a brief overview of the various issues that frequently arise for public agencies in the realm of emergency contracting focusing on the development of FEMA-compliant contracting and procurement policies. Gain a more comprehensive understanding of many of the big issues that come to light when engaging in emergency contracting and things to consider when ensuring that federally compliant emergency procurement procedures are put into place.

Materials:
Developing FEMA Compliant Procurement Procedures [PDF]
To view a recording of the webinar, click here. [VIDEO]

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Ruben Duran and Christopher Pisano
“Who Does What? Defining Proper Roles for Staff and Elected Officials”
The most effective public agencies often share key traits in common. Among these is a solid history and practice of clearly defined and well-understood roles for the key players on the agency’s team. When staff and elected officials approach their different jobs with the knowledge and appreciation of what the other does, as well what they, themselves, should be doing (or not doing), it’s easier for everyone to row in the same direction and move the agency’s priorities and agenda forward.

Materials:
“Who Does What? Defining Proper Roles for Staff and Elected Officials” [PDF]
To view a recording of the webinar, click here [VIDEO]

Thursday, Feb. 22
Glen Price
“Building a Solar Energy Project in 2018”
This webinar discusses the basics of planning, financing and carrying out a solar energy project. Topics include the RFP process, using section 4217 for sole source projects, financing projects through public funding or private power purchase agreements, negotiating energy procurement contracts, changes in net energy metering and time of use on rates and the impact on cost savings.

Materials:
Building a Solar Energy Project in 2018 [PDF]
To view a recording of the webinar, click here [VIDEO]

Tuesday, March 6
Charity Schiller and Amanda Daams
“Update on the California Environmental Quality Act: What’s New for 2018”
This BB&K webinar provides a brief review of the latest developments in CEQA compliance. This webinar addresses both new CEQA statutory and regulatory requirements, and also discusses recent case law interpretations affecting how your agency or company completes the CEQA review and entitlement processes.

Materials:
“Update on the California Environmental Quality Act: What’s New for 2018” [PDF]
To view a recording of the webinar, click here [VIDEO]

Each webinar in this series has been approved for minimum continuing legal education by the State Bar of California in the amount of one (1) hour of General Participatory credit. Best Best & Krieger LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards of approved educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Best Best & Krieger LLP is a State Bar of California Approved Provider, #1035. Please note that CLE credit is only available to those who participate in the “live” webinar and Best Best & Krieger LLP is unable to provide credit to those who choose to view the webinar recording.

 

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