By Denise S. Bazzano, Chad W. Herrington and Thomas D. Jex, Partners at Burke, Williams and Sorensen, LLP
The League of California Cities is sponsoring eight pieces of legislation aimed at advancing cities’ interests during the current session.
California’s Big City Mayors are throwing their support behind an effort to update the state’s conservatorship laws.
A bill introduced last week by Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D – San Fernando Valley) would make Homelessness Housing, Assistance, and Prevention (HHAP) funds contingent on what the author calls “tangible results.”
Many California workers, including those in the public sector, are entitled to bereavement leave under a state law that went into effect Jan. 1.
Important changes have been made to campaign contribution disclosure requirements for local government officials, as well as California paid sick leave and workers’ compensation claims.
SB 6, SB 1214, SB 1192 and AB 2173 all took effect January 1.
As the New Year approaches, local governments and public agencies in California need to be aware of some important changes to the California Public Records Act and the Brown Act.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 2449 (AB 2449) into law last month. Effective January 1, 2023, AB 2449 makes several changes to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act) regarding remote participation in public meetings.
One of the bills also prevents local governments from banning medical marijuana deliveries.