Joshua Nelson

Partner

joshua.nelson@bbklaw.com

Tel: (916) 551-2859

Location(s)

At a Glance

Josh is city attorney for the cities of Gustine and Jackson.

In addition to general governance issues, Josh focuses on telecommunications, solid waste, Proposition 218/26 compliance, general utilities issues and code enforcement.

Josh is licensed to practice law in the states of California and Nevada.
 

Josh Nelson is a member of Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Municipal Law practice group and provides city attorney and general counsel services to a number of clients. Josh is city attorney for the cities of Gustine and Jackson. He is also general counsel for the Alpine Springs County Water District, Beckwourth Fire District, North Tahoe Public Utility District, Plumas-Eureka Community Services District and Tahoe Resource Conservation District. 

In addition to general governance issues, Josh focuses on telecommunications, solid waste, Proposition 218/26 compliance, general utilities issues and code enforcement. He advises on the laws surrounding the growing use of short-term rental housing. He also regularly represents public and private clients before the California Public Utilities Commission on energy and telecommunications matters. 

For telecommunications, Josh negotiates wireless facilities siting agreements and assists clients with regulating wireless facilities within and outside of the right-of-way. Other utility experience includes assisting public agencies (both regulators and utilities) with right-of-way management issues, including utility undergrounding efforts. 

Related to solid waste, he assists clients with all manner of solid waste issues, including franchising, landfill, leasing, permitting and closure/post-closure compliance, diversion requirements and construction and demolition programs. For code enforcement, Josh prosecutes all manner of civil and administrative code enforcement actions, including health and safety receiverships. 

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D. 
  • Cornell University, B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations


Admissions

  • California
  • Nevada
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CalRecycle Issues Guidance to Local Agencies

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Legal Alerts Apr 16, 2020

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Legal Alerts Oct 11, 2019

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Legal Alerts Jul 01, 2019

CalRecycle Releases Revisions to Organic Waste Regulations

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Organic Waste Regulations Proposed
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Legal Alerts Jan 14, 2019

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Authored Articles & Publications May 31, 2017

What Tools Do Cities Need to Regulate Short-term Rentals?

By Joshua Nelson and Todd Leishman

Authored Articles & Publications Mar 28, 2017

Solving the Problem of the Unchecked Rise of Short-Term Rentals

By Mark A. Easter, Joshua Nelson and Todd R. Leishman

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Legal Alerts Dec 22, 2015

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