Kara K. Ueda

Kara K. Ueda

Best Best & Krieger LLP

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FPPC Revises Regulations Regarding Conflicts of Interest Involving Real Property

The Fair Political Practices Commission recently changed its conflict of interest regulation concerning real property owned or leased by public officials. The old rule was that if an official owned (or had a long-term lease...more

7/15/2014 - Appraisal Conflicts of Interest FPPC Leases Public Officials

Senator Wright Convicted of Perjury and Voter Fraud

On Tuesday, a jury convicted Senator Roderick Wright of eight felony counts for perjury and election fraud related to election residency requirements. The jury considered whether Senator Wright lied on his candidacy papers...more

2/3/2014 - Fraud Perjury

Best Practices For Compliance With SB 751 - Practical Tips for Publicly Reporting on Legislative Body Actions Taken and Votes or...

California Senate Bill 751, which went into effect January 1, requires the legislative body of a local agency to publicly report any action taken and the vote or abstention on that action of each member present. This new law...more

1/30/2014 - Election Laws Public Officials Ralph M. Brown Act

New Laws Affecting Public Agencies in California

A Recap of BB&K Legal Alerts & Articles - During the 2013 legislative session, Gov. Brown signed into law new legislation affecting California public agencies, most of which will go into effect in less than six weeks....more

11/26/2013 - Contractors Public Entities Subcontractors

New Law Requires Public Report on Action and Vote of Each Member in Open Sessions - Changes to Brown Act Effective January 1, 2014

California Senate Bill 751, recently signed into law, will require all legislative bodies to publicly report any action taken in any meeting, and the vote or abstention on that action of each member present. The bill is...more

11/26/2013 - Legislative Process Ralph M. Brown Act Reporting Requirements

New Legislation Grants FPPC Additional Powers

Governor Brown on Tuesday signed three bills sponsored by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) giving the FPPC additional powers and promoting transparency in government. The first, AB 1090 by Assemblymember...more

10/17/2013 - Fair Political Practices Commission Transparency

FPPC to Establish Electronic Filing and Public Disclosure System for Statements of Economic Interests

Online Database will be Accessible by the Public with Minimal Redaction - Assembly Bill 409, signed by Governor Brown last week, authorizes the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to establish a...more

10/15/2013

New California Law Authorizes FPPC to Provide Advice or Opinions, Investigate and Enforce Violations of Government Code Section...

AB 1090 Will Take Effect January 1, 2014 - AB 1090, signed by Governor Brown this week, authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to investigate or initiate an administrative or civil action (including...more

10/11/2013 - Fair Political Practices Commission Public Contracts Public Employees Public Officials

Emails and Text Messages On Personal Devices Subject to Public Records Act - Judge’s Ruling Demonstrates Risk to Public Agencies;...

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge recently ruled that emails and text messages concerning city business but stored on a public official’s personal device are subject to the Public Records Act (PRA). The PRA request at...more

3/25/2013 - Email Mobile Devices Public Officials Public Records Act Texting

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