Special Districts

Special districts are tasked with providing state and local water, wastewater, transportation, electric and other public services while confronting drought, climate change and other challenges under heightened regulatory scrutiny at the state level.
 
With one of California’s most extensive practices, Best Best & Krieger LLP provides comprehensive legal counsel services to special districts and all other types of public agencies. In fact, we have the largest full-service public agency practice in the state and a reputation as a leader in the field.

  • BB&K represents all types of special districts including:
  • Local agency formation commissions (LAFCOs)
  • Regional councils of governments
  • Water districts and agencies
  • Transportation
  • Joint powers authorities
  • Multi-species habitat conservation agencies
  • Sanitation, wastewater, community services districts
  • Fire protection, park and recreation, hospital and resource conversation districts 
  • We also advise private developers and landowners, mutual (private) water companies and privately owned entities such as wind, solar and other renewable, green and sustainable energy companies.


Comprehensive Service
All matters involving special district services, operations, administration and regulation are handled by our team. These range from district formation, service area overlap and consolidation issues, policy matters and regulatory concerns to employment and labor disputes; real estate acquisitions, development and disposition; public works projects; land use and construction issues.

We offer guidance on public agency governance, including the Ralph M. Brown Act (open meeting law), the Political Reform Act, Public Records Act requirements, conflicts of interest and other procedural matters. Agencies rely on us to advise on everything from the introduction and adoption of minute orders, resolutions and ordinances through the timing and structure of public hearings, presentations to the public, and elections.

Recognized as the foremost authority on water law, we are general and special counsel to dozens of water agencies throughout California, advising on allocating scarce water supplies, and acquiring, developing and maintaining surface and groundwater rights.

Our special counsel services include:


Additionally, we appear on behalf of clients before regulatory bodies and assert and defend their interests in courts at all levels.

How Can Government Relations Help You?

Environmental, water, telecommunications and transportation projects by both public agencies and businesses can benefit from our advocacy services. Let us help you be heard!

Learn more about BB&K's Government Relations services.


BB&K is helping public agencies navigate Public Records Act compliance with our new Advanced Records Center. Combining legal know-how with cutting-edge technology, ARC provides comprehensive and cost-effective support for all records-related matters, including PRA requests. To learn more, visit the ARC page or email ARC@bbklaw.com

Clark Alsop

Clark Alsop

Partner

(909) 483-6641

Areas of Focus: Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Steve M. Anderson

Steve M. Anderson

Partner

(951) 826-8279

Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | General & Special Counsel | Special Districts | Water
Sigrid K. Asmundson

Sigrid K. Asmundson

Partner

(916) 551-2853

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Jeffrey S. Ballinger

Jeffrey S. Ballinger

Partner

(619) 525-1343

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Safety | Special Districts
Alison S. Bassett

Alison S. Bassett

Of Counsel

(925) 977-3302

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Health Care | Mergers & Acquisitions | Special Districts
Bruce Beach

Bruce Beach

Partner

(619) 525-1335

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Whitney Blackhurst

Whitney Blackhurst

Associate

(619) 525-1303

Areas of Focus: Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
John E. Brown

John E. Brown

Partner

(909) 483-6640

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Education Law | Eminent Domain | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Joseph P. Byrne

Joseph P. Byrne

Partner

(213) 617-7496

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Carlos L. Campos

Carlos L. Campos

Partner

(760) 837-1602

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Emily Chaidez

Emily Chaidez

Associate

(619) 525-1376

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Rebecca Chaparro

Rebecca Chaparro

Associate

(619) 525-1310

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Anthony Chavez

Anthony Chavez

Associate

(949) 263-2615

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Samantha Chen

Samantha Chen

Associate

(925) 977-3315

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Mary Beth Coburn, P.E.

Mary Beth Coburn, P.E.

Partner

(619) 525-1369

Areas of Focus: Business Services & School Facilities | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction | School Finances, Developer Fees & Mitigation | Special Districts
Janet E. Coleson

Janet E. Coleson

Partner

(925) 977-3319

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Brent P. Collinson

Brent P. Collinson

Of Counsel

(530) 587-9233

Areas of Focus: Public Contracts & Construction | Real Estate | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
Roger K. Crawford

Roger K. Crawford

Partner

(909) 466-4918

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Wage & Hour Law | Workplace Safety
Piero C. Dallarda

Piero C. Dallarda

Partner

(951) 826-8338

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Special Districts
Paula C. P. de Sousa Mills

Paula C. P. de Sousa Mills

Partner

(619) 525-1328

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Steven C. DeBaun

Steven C. DeBaun

Partner

(951) 826-8201

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Transportation
Scott Ditfurth

Scott Ditfurth

Partner

(951) 826-8209

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Transportation
Warren B. Diven

Warren B. Diven

Partner

(619) 525-1337

Areas of Focus: Fees, Taxes & Assessments | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Public Finance
Tyree K. Dorward

Tyree K. Dorward

Partner

(619) 525-1338

Areas of Focus: Business Services & School Facilities | California Public Records Act | Education Law | Public Contracts & Construction
Jeffrey V. Dunn

Jeffrey V. Dunn

Partner

(949) 263-2616

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Ruben Duran

Ruben Duran

Partner

(213) 787-2569

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Jeffry F. Ferre

Jeffry F. Ferre

Partner

(951) 826-8271

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
John D. Freshman

John D. Freshman

Senior Director of Governmental Affairs*

(202) 370-5301

Areas of Focus: Air Quality | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Hazardous Waste | Water
Eric L. Garner

Eric L. Garner

Partner

(213) 787-2561

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Rights
John Gasparini

John Gasparini

Associate

(202) 370-5314

Areas of Focus: Government Relations | Municipal Law | Public Safety | Special Districts | Telecommunications | Transportation
James B. Gilpin

James B. Gilpin

Partner

(619) 525-1341

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Shawn D. Hagerty

Shawn D. Hagerty

Partner

(619) 525-1327

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Quality
Robert Hargreaves

Robert Hargreaves

Partner

(760) 837-1604

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Renewable Energy | Water
Elizabeth W. Hull

Elizabeth W. Hull

Partner

(949) 263-2608

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Michael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

Of Counsel

(310) 220-2174

Areas of Focus: Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Gregg W. Kettles

Gregg W. Kettles

Partner

(310) 220-2175

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Lutfi Kharuf

Lutfi Kharuf

Associate

(619) 525-1302

Areas of Focus: Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Public Finance | Special Districts
Kandice L. Kim

Kandice L. Kim

Associate

(949) 263-2613

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Heather B. Lee

Heather B. Lee

Of Counsel

(925) 977-3320

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Arthur L. Littleworth

Arthur L. Littleworth

Partner

(951) 826-8207

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Special Districts | Water Rights
Michael J. Maurer

Michael J. Maurer

Partner

(213) 787-2557

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Maya Mouawad

Maya Mouawad

Associate

(951) 826-8203

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Real Estate | Special Districts | Water Rights
Joshua Nelson

Joshua Nelson

Partner

(916) 551-2859

Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Telecommunications
HongDao Nguyen

HongDao Nguyen

Associate

(949) 263-2614

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Damian Northcutt

Damian Northcutt

Associate

(909) 466-4903

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Health Care | Public Agency Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Nicholaus W. Norvell

Nicholaus W. Norvell

Associate

(619) 525-1380

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Hannah S. Park

Hannah S. Park

Associate

(949) 263-6579

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Nancy A. Park

Nancy A. Park

Partner

(916) 551-2849

Areas of Focus: Agri-Business | Business | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Finance & Banking | Municipal | Real Estate
Glen W. Price

Glen W. Price

Partner

(951) 826-8314

Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Intellectual Property | Real Estate | Renewable Energy | Special Districts
Lindsay D. Puckett

Lindsay D. Puckett

Partner

(619) 525-1378

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Water
Thomas A. Rice

Thomas A. Rice

Associate

(909) 466-4913

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Daniel Richards

Daniel Richards

Associate

(949) 263-2619

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Michael T. Riddell

Michael T. Riddell

Partner

(951) 826-8210

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Gregory Rodriguez

Gregory Rodriguez

Of Counsel

(202) 370-5308

Areas of Focus: Government Relations | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Transportation
Cathy Deubel Salenko

Cathy Deubel Salenko

Partner

(916) 551-2092

Areas of Focus: Business Transactions | General & Special Counsel | Health Care | Mergers & Acquisitions | Special Districts
Kelly J. Salt

Kelly J. Salt

Partner

(619) 525-1375

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Finance | Special Districts | Water
Hannah Schartiger

Hannah Schartiger

Associate

(619) 525-1395

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Charity B. Schiller

Charity B. Schiller

Partner

(951) 826-8223

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Special Districts | Water
Gary W. Schons

Gary W. Schons

Of Counsel

(619) 525-1348

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Safety | Special Districts
Ana D. Schwab

Ana D. Schwab

Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs*

(202) 370-5311

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
A. Haviva Shane

A. Haviva Shane

Of Counsel

(951) 826-8289

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts | Transportation | Water
Ward H. Simmons

Ward H. Simmons

Of Counsel

(951) 826-8366

Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Ann Siprelle

Ann Siprelle

Partner

(916) 551-2834

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Patrick D. Skahan

Patrick D. Skahan

Associate

(213) 542-3869

Areas of Focus: Elections | Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Quality | Water Rights
Andrew M. Skanchy

Andrew M. Skanchy

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2854

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Scott C. Smith

Scott C. Smith

Partner

(949) 263-6561

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law
Gregory G. Snarr

Gregory G. Snarr

Partner

(951) 826-8202

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Special Districts
Nancy G. Stubbs

Nancy G. Stubbs

Lead Paralegal*/PRA Services Coordinator

(909) 483-6649

Areas of Focus: ARC: Advanced Records Center | California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Malathy Subramanian

Malathy Subramanian

Partner

(925) 977-3303

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Transportation
Gene Tanaka

Gene Tanaka

Partner

(925) 977-3301

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Public Agency Litigation | Water
Jill Tremblay

Jill Tremblay

Associate

(760) 200-3060

Areas of Focus: Business | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
Dianna Marie Valdez

Dianna Marie Valdez

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8252

Areas of Focus: Education | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Wendy Y. Wang

Wendy Y. Wang

Of Counsel

(213) 787-2554

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts | Water
Natalie R. Wright

Natalie R. Wright

Paralegal*

(949) 263-6583

Areas of Focus: ARC: Advanced Records Center | California Public Records Act | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Dawn M. Yandel

Dawn M. Yandel

Paralegal*

(619) 525-1330

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Special Districts
Event May 21-22, 2019

Special District Revenue Trials and Trends

California Special Districts Association

Event Mar 30-31, 2019

IMLA 2019 Mid-Year Seminar

International Municipal Lawyers Association

Your Special District Must Have a Website — and it Should be ADA Compliant
Legal Alerts Mar 25, 2019

Your Special District Must Have a Website — and it Should be ADA Compliant

California’s SB 929 Imposes New Requirements

Event Mar 25, 2019

2019 AEP California State Conference

Association of Environmental Professionals

BB&K Attorneys Serving on LCC City Attorneys Committees
Press Releases Mar 21, 2019

BB&K Attorneys Serving on LCC City Attorneys Committees

Including Cannabis Regulation, Legal Advocacy and Municipal Finance

Event Mar 18, 2019

California Land Use Law & Policy Conference 2019

Argent Communications Group

CEQA Compliance for Businesses
Authored Articles & Publications Mar 18, 2019

CEQA Compliance for Businesses

BB&K’s Charity Schiller and Amanda Daams Warn Why Businesses Should Heed CEQA’s Changing Processes

Six BB&K Attorneys Named Top Lawyers in San Diego
Press Releases Mar 18, 2019

Six BB&K Attorneys Named Top Lawyers in San Diego

Annual List Based on Martindale-Hubbell Ratings

Event Mar 14-15, 2019

CAALAC 2019 Biennial Retreat

City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County

Department of Labor Proposes Increase to FLSA Exemption Salary Threshold
Legal Alerts Mar 14, 2019

Department of Labor Proposes Increase to FLSA Exemption Salary Threshold

California Public Sector Employers Would Feel the Impact

Ban on Commercial Cannabis Licenses Lifted
BB&K In the News Mar 13, 2019

Ban on Commercial Cannabis Licenses Lifted

San Bernardino Sun Reports on BB&K’s Successful Defense of City

Construction Traffic Plan MOU
BB&K In the News Mar 11, 2019

Construction Traffic Plan MOU

BB&K Attorneys Acknowledged for Contribution in the Hermosa Beach Patch

California Supreme Court Decides Cal Fire Narrowly
Legal Alerts Mar 7, 2019

California Supreme Court Decides Cal Fire Narrowly

Option to Purchase Airtime is Not a Vested Right

No Committee Exception to Brown Act Public Comment Requirement for Special Meetings
Legal Alerts Mar 6, 2019

No Committee Exception to Brown Act Public Comment Requirement for Special Meetings

California Appellate Court Decision in Preven v. City of Los Angeles

City’s Ordinance Upheld
Client Successes Mar 5, 2019

City’s Ordinance Upheld

BB&K Team Represented City of San Clemente in Hospital Ordinance Challenge

Event Mar 4-6, 2019

P3 for Small and Mid-Sized Public Agencies

Public-Private Partnership Conference & Expo

FPPC Wants Authority to Enforce Misuse of Public Funds for Campaign Activity
Legal Alerts Mar 4, 2019

FPPC Wants Authority to Enforce Misuse of Public Funds for Campaign Activity

Seeking Legislation to Amend Political Reform Act

Aquifer Management Success
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 28, 2019

Aquifer Management Success

In the Water International Journal, BB&K Managing Partner Eric Garner Identifies Factors for Groundwater Sustainability

Event Feb 28, 2019

Development Agreements, Public-Private Partnerships and Redevelopment 2.0

University of California, Davis, Extension Course

American Lawyer Discusses BB&K Growth Last Year
BB&K In the News Feb 27, 2019

American Lawyer Discusses BB&K Growth Last Year

Firm Expands to Meet Client Demand

Attorney-Client Privilege Successfully Argued by City in PRA Case
Legal Alerts Feb 26, 2019

Attorney-Client Privilege Successfully Argued by City in PRA Case

California Appellate Court Decision Says Even a Judge Can’t Review Privileged Records

Partner Nancy Park Honored by CREW-Sacramento
Press Releases Feb 25, 2019

Partner Nancy Park Honored by CREW-Sacramento

Congratulations on the Women of Influence Award

Groundwater Rights Trial Earns Top Verdict Honor from Daily Journal
Press Releases Feb 22, 2019

Groundwater Rights Trial Earns Top Verdict Honor from Daily Journal

BB&K Leads Water Agencies’ Defense

[WEBINAR] Planning in the Coastal Zone
Videos Feb 21, 2019

[WEBINAR] Planning in the Coastal Zone

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Feb 21, 2019

Planning in the Coastal Zone

BB&K Free Webinar

Drones: A Legal and Regulatory Update
Legal Alerts Feb 20, 2019

Drones: A Legal and Regulatory Update

Operations Over People and at Night Among Issues Addressed in Latest FAA Proposed Rules

Uniform Application of Parcel Tax Does Not Require Uniform Effect on Taxpayers
Legal Alerts Feb 19, 2019

Uniform Application of Parcel Tax Does Not Require Uniform Effect on Taxpayers

California Appellate Court Upholds Los Angeles County Parcel Tax

BB&K Webinar Feb 19, 2019

Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training (Feb. 19, 2019)

BB&K Webinar

California Supreme Court and Local Taxes
BB&K In the News Feb 15, 2019

California Supreme Court and Local Taxes

Partner Kelly Salt Interviewed by CALMatters on Upland’s Impact

Clean Water Act: Proposed WOTUS Replacement Rule Published in Federal Register
Legal Alerts Feb 15, 2019

Clean Water Act: Proposed WOTUS Replacement Rule Published in Federal Register

Comments Due by April 15

Best in Law: Text with Caution
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 15, 2019

Best in Law: Text with Caution

BB&K Attorneys Damian Moos and Anthony Chavez Warn Why Texting Employees and Customers Could Cost You

BB&K Defeats Program Management Services Contract Challenge
Client Successes Feb 14, 2019

BB&K Defeats Program Management Services Contract Challenge

Los Angeles Community College District’s $80 Million Program Management Services Contract Properly Awarded, Court Finds

Event Feb 13-15, 2019

ACSA's 2019 Every Child Counts Symposium

Association of California School Administrators

Public Agency Access to Data Does Not Make Data Disclosable Under PRA
Legal Alerts Feb 12, 2019

Public Agency Access to Data Does Not Make Data Disclosable Under PRA

California Appellate Court Ruling in Anderson-Barker v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County

First Court Ruling on Merits of SB 1421
Legal Alerts Feb 11, 2019

First Court Ruling on Merits of SB 1421

Police Unions’ Argument to Block Release of Pre-2019 Records Found “Legally Unmeritorious”

Open Secrets: Police Records and the PRA
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 8, 2019

Open Secrets: Police Records and the PRA

BB&K’s Christine Wood and Alexander Brand Go In-Depth on SB 1421 in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine

Compensation, Harassment and Discrimination Cases Brought Labor & Employment Law Changes
Legal Alerts Feb 8, 2019

Compensation, Harassment and Discrimination Cases Brought Labor & Employment Law Changes

California’s 2019 Labor & Employment Update: Part II

New Disclosure Requirements for Municipal Debt Issuers
Legal Alerts Feb 6, 2019

New Disclosure Requirements for Municipal Debt Issuers

Take Effect this Month

California Public Records Act Update
Legal Alerts Feb 4, 2019

California Public Records Act Update

Legislative and Court Updates Impacting PRA in 2018

Event Feb 2, 2019

The Elephant in the Room: Adjudication Under SGMA

15th Annual California Water Law Symposium

Seven Attorneys on Southern California Super Lawyers List
Press Releases Jan 30, 2019

Seven Attorneys on Southern California Super Lawyers List

2019 Recognition Includes Riverside, Irvine, Los Angeles and Manhattan Beach Attorneys

BB&K a Top 10 Law Firm in Sacramento
Press Releases Jan 30, 2019

BB&K a Top 10 Law Firm in Sacramento

Sacramento Business Journal’s 2019 List of Largest Area Law Firms

SB 1421 Challenged in Courts, But Most California Public Agencies Must Still Produce Peace Officer Records
Legal Alerts Jan 29, 2019

SB 1421 Challenged in Courts, But Most California Public Agencies Must Still Produce Peace Officer Records

Police Unions Obtain Temporary Restraining Orders to Stop Record Disclosures

Organic Waste Regulations Proposed
Legal Alerts Jan 28, 2019

Organic Waste Regulations Proposed

CalRecycle Taking Comments on Landfill Regulations Required By SB 1383

[WEBINAR] The Cost of Doing Business: Best Practices for Public Works Projects - Part Two
Videos Jan 24, 2019

[WEBINAR] The Cost of Doing Business: Best Practices for Public Works Projects - Part Two

BB&K Two-Part Webinar

BB&K Webinar Jan 24, 2019

The Cost of Doing Business: Best Practices for Public Works Projects

BB&K Free Two-Part Webinar

New California Cannabis Regulations Approved
Legal Alerts Jan 23, 2019

New California Cannabis Regulations Approved

OAL Approves Cannabis Delivery and Other Regulations

BB&K Webinar Jan 23, 2019

AB 1234 Ethics Training (Jan. 23, 2019)

BB&K Webinar

Best in Law: #MeToo Focus of New California Employment Laws
Authored Articles & Publications Jan 22, 2019

Best in Law: #MeToo Focus of New California Employment Laws

Joseph Ortiz Writes of New Laws Meant to Protect Employees for the Southern California Newspaper Group

Court Broadens Scope of Prevailing Wage Law for Special Districts
Legal Alerts Jan 22, 2019

Court Broadens Scope of Prevailing Wage Law for Special Districts

California Appellate Court Decision in Kaanaana v. Barrett Business Services, Inc.

Event Jan 18, 2019

33rd Annual Land Use Law and Planning Conference

UCLA Extension Public Policy Program

California Attorney General’s Office Clarifies its Information Bulletin Regarding Public Access to Police Records
Legal Alerts Jan 16, 2019

California Attorney General’s Office Clarifies its Information Bulletin Regarding Public Access to Police Records

Information Bulletin Regarding SB 1421 Does Not Impose New Records Retention Requirements

How Will a Much-Anticipated Joint Employer Decision Impact Private and Public Employers?
Legal Alerts Jan 16, 2019

How Will a Much-Anticipated Joint Employer Decision Impact Private and Public Employers?

Browning-Ferris Industries v. NLRB

Comprehensive Update to the State CEQA Guidelines
Legal Alerts Jan 15, 2019

Comprehensive Update to the State CEQA Guidelines

Approved by California Natural Resources Agency

#MeToo Impact and Other Legislative Changes
Legal Alerts Jan 15, 2019

#MeToo Impact and Other Legislative Changes

California’s 2019 Labor & Employment Update: Part I

New FCC Shot Clocks and Other Rules Preempting Local Authority Over Wireless Take Effect Today
Legal Alerts Jan 14, 2019

New FCC Shot Clocks and Other Rules Preempting Local Authority Over Wireless Take Effect Today

Federal Shutdown Does Not Delay Implementation

CPUC Proceedings of Note: PG&E Restructuring, Undergrounding and Wildfire Mitigation
Legal Alerts Jan 14, 2019

CPUC Proceedings of Note: PG&E Restructuring, Undergrounding and Wildfire Mitigation

Public Agencies Will Be Impacted by Various Actions

California Supreme Court Addresses Standard of Review for EIRs and Air Quality Impact Analyses
Legal Alerts Jan 11, 2019

California Supreme Court Addresses Standard of Review for EIRs and Air Quality Impact Analyses

Decision in Sierra Club v. County of Fresno Case

New Year, New Laws Impacting Public Agencies in California – Part II
Legal Alerts Jan 10, 2019

New Year, New Laws Impacting Public Agencies in California – Part II

Housing and Land Use and Environmental Laws Saw Changes in 2019

New Year, New Laws Impacting Public Agencies in California – Part I
Legal Alerts Jan 9, 2019

New Year, New Laws Impacting Public Agencies in California – Part I

2019 Brings Changes to Election, Revenue, Conflict of Interest, Property and Public Safety Laws… and More

Price Gouging After Wildfire: The Real Deal Interviews BB&K’s Christi Hogin
BB&K In the News Jan 8, 2019

Price Gouging After Wildfire: The Real Deal Interviews BB&K’s Christi Hogin

City Attorney for Malibu Discusses Ordinances to Protect Residents

Best in Law: California Tightens Online Security Laws
Authored Articles & Publications Jan 7, 2019

Best in Law: California Tightens Online Security Laws

Partner Lauren Strickroth Writes About the California Consumer Privacy Act for the Southern California Newspaper Group

BB&K Named IRWA Sacramento Employer of the Year
Press Releases Jan 4, 2019

BB&K Named IRWA Sacramento Employer of the Year

Recognized for Support of Organization

BB&K Announces Three New Partners
Press Releases Jan 2, 2019

BB&K Announces Three New Partners

Additional Changes to Leadership Roles

New Disability Access Informational Notices Required in California
Legal Alerts Jan 2, 2019

New Disability Access Informational Notices Required in California

AB 3002 Took Effect Jan. 1

California AG Addresses Charter Schools and Public Integrity Laws
Legal Alerts Dec 31, 2018

California AG Addresses Charter Schools and Public Integrity Laws

Opinion Confirms Applicability of the Brown Act, Public Records Act, and Conflicts of Interest Laws

Why Technology Matters: Public Records Act
Videos Dec 26, 2018

Why Technology Matters: Public Records Act

How BB&K’s ARC: Advanced Records Center Helps

ARC: How the San Jose Case Changed the Public Records Act
Videos Dec 26, 2018

ARC: How the San Jose Case Changed the Public Records Act

The Advanced Records Center Helps Public Agencies Prepare and Respond

Introducing BB&K’s ARC: Advanced Records Center
Videos Dec 21, 2018

Introducing BB&K’s ARC: Advanced Records Center

Full-Service Public Records Act Response, Training and Advice

Policy Brief: Automated Vehicles Governance
Authored Articles & Publications Dec 21, 2018

Policy Brief: Automated Vehicles Governance

BB&K’s Gregory Rodriguez Co-Authors Paper for UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies & Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy

Cities’ Struggles to Meet Obligations Are Real —  BB&K Municipal Law Team Grows to Help
Press Releases Dec 19, 2018

Cities’ Struggles to Meet Obligations Are Real — BB&K Municipal Law Team Grows to Help

New and Expanded Services and More Attorneys and Staff Added in 2018

Press Releases Dec 17, 2018

BB&K Welcomes Water and Environmental Partner Lowry Crook

Served Senior Positions with the Army Corps of Engineers and the White House

Government Relations Team Gets Passage of Federal Legislation for Local Agency
Client Successes Dec 14, 2018

Government Relations Team Gets Passage of Federal Legislation for Local Agency

John Freshman and Ana D. Schwab Advocated on Behalf of RCRCD

BB&K Webinar Dec 13, 2018

Annual Labor & Employment Update

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife Annual CEQA Document Filing Fee Increase
Legal Alerts Dec 13, 2018

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Annual CEQA Document Filing Fee Increase

Effective Jan. 1

Hastings Environmental Law Journal: CEQA’s Judicial Remedies and Reform Recommendations
Authored Articles & Publications Dec 13, 2018

Hastings Environmental Law Journal: CEQA’s Judicial Remedies and Reform Recommendations

BB&K’s Michelle Ouellette and Ali Tehrani Authored Law Review Article

[WEBINAR] Annual Labor & Employment Update
Videos Dec 13, 2018

[WEBINAR] Annual Labor & Employment Update

BB&K Webinar

Proposed Federal Clean Water Rule Impacts Cities and Residents
Legal Alerts Dec 12, 2018

Proposed Federal Clean Water Rule Impacts Cities and Residents

Comments Being Sought

[WEBINAR] Enforcement of Solicitation/Panhandling Regulations and Overview of SB 946
Videos Dec 11, 2018

[WEBINAR] Enforcement of Solicitation/Panhandling Regulations and Overview of SB 946

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Dec 11, 2018

Enforcement of Solicitation/Panhandling Regulations and Overview of SB 946 (Sidewalk Vending)

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Water and Wastewater Bond Deal
Client Successes Dec 7, 2018

Water and Wastewater Bond Deal

BB&K Attorneys Served as Bond Counsel

Laws Regulating Campaign Contributions Must Be Narrowly Tailored to Combat Corruption
Legal Alerts Dec 5, 2018

Laws Regulating Campaign Contributions Must Be Narrowly Tailored to Combat Corruption

Ninth Circuit Holds That States Have an Important Interest in Preserving the Integrity of Their Political Institutions

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Agency Discretion Under ESA
Legal Alerts Dec 4, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Agency Discretion Under ESA

Critical Habitat for Endangered Species Decision

Partner Andre Monette Discusses SCOTUS Clean Water Act Question with Law360
BB&K In the News Dec 4, 2018

Partner Andre Monette Discusses SCOTUS Clean Water Act Question with Law360

Invitation to Solicitor General for Opinion is Encouraging, He Says

Public Comment Time Limit OK'd by Court
Authored Articles & Publications Dec 4, 2018

Public Comment Time Limit OK'd by Court

Alexander Brand Discusses California Appellate Court Ruling in PublicCEO

Event Dec 3-7, 2018

CALPELRA Annual Conference 2018

The California Public Employers Labor Relations Association

Speech is Speech and It’s Protected
Authored Articles & Publications Nov 30, 2018

Speech is Speech and It’s Protected

Tori Hester Analyzes Ninth Circuit First Amendment Ruling for Public Agencies in PublicCEO

BB&K Webinar Nov 29, 2018

Emergency Procurement & Contracting Essentials: Being Prepared for Federal Disaster Funding

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Event Nov 27-30, 2018

ACWA 2018 Fall Conference & Exhibition

Association of California Water Agencies

Best in Law: What’s in a “Fictitious” Business Name?
Authored Articles & Publications Nov 26, 2018

Best in Law: What’s in a “Fictitious” Business Name?

Partner Brian Reider Explains in the Southern California Newspaper Group Column

BB&K In the News Nov 16, 2018

National Society of Black Engineers So. Cal. Chapter Support

The Los Angeles Sentinel Reports on Chapter’s Conference

Event Nov 15-16, 2018

California Coastal Law Conference

Continuing Legal Education International

[WEBINAR] Transportation Technology Infrastructure: A Smarter Future Requires Smarter Infrastructure
Videos Nov 15, 2018

[WEBINAR] Transportation Technology Infrastructure: A Smarter Future Requires Smarter Infrastructure

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Nov 15, 2018

Transportation Technology Infrastructure: A Smarter Future Requires Smarter Infrastructure

BB&K Free Webinar Series

[WEBINAR] The Cost of Doing Business: Best Practices for Public Works Projects - Part One
Videos Nov 14, 2018

[WEBINAR] The Cost of Doing Business: Best Practices for Public Works Projects - Part One

BB&K Two-Part Webinar

BB&K Webinar Nov 13, 2018

Fiscal Emergencies, AB506 and Mediation

Avoiding Municipal Bankruptcy Series

Public Employers Covered by the ADEA of 1967
Legal Alerts Nov 12, 2018

Public Employers Covered by the ADEA of 1967

U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Number of Employees Doesn't Set Local Government Agencies Apart Under Anti-Discrimination Law

[WEBINAR] Mitigating Transportation Technology Risks: Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity
Videos Nov 8, 2018

[WEBINAR] Mitigating Transportation Technology Risks: Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity

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Russell Behrens, 1936-2018
Press Releases Nov 8, 2018

Russell Behrens, 1936-2018

BB&K Webinar Nov 8, 2018

Mitigating Transportation Technology Risks: Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity

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