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Executive Order N-3-23 Confirms That California Is Still in Critical Drought Condition

USA - February 17 2023 On February 13, 2023, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-3-23 (“Order”) regarding water use and supply conditions in California. Despite the…

Robert E. Anslow, Chaeyeon "Christy" Kim

2022 Legislative update for Water/Wasterwater Agencies

USA - December 20 2022 Currently, the Brown Act authorizes a legislative body to adopt reasonable regulations, such as limiting the total amount of time allocated for…

Robert E. Anslow, Jeffrey A. Hoskinson, Chaeyeon "Christy" Kim

Changes to the Ralph M. Brown Act

USA - November 9 2022 The Ralph M. Brown Act (commencing with Government Code § 54950) (“Brown Act”) governs public meetings and other functions conducted by legislative…

Jeffrey W. Frey, Mark W. Thompson,

AB 2449: New Brown Act Rules for a Zoom-Friendly World

USA - September 16 2022 On September 13, 2022, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 2449 (Rubio) (“AB 2449”) into law, amending certain portions of the Ralph M. Brown Act…

Davina F. Harden, Jeffrey A. Hoskinson, Kathryn E. Meola

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reconsiders Meaning of “Transportation” Under RCRA

USA - July 8 2022 Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals filed a new opinion in the case of California River Watch v. City of Vacaville, superseding…

Wesley A. Miliband, Kristopher T. Strouse