Sigrid Asmundson

Sigrid Asmundson

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Four bills broaden the appeal of IFDs as a funding mechanism for local infrastructure, environmental mitigation, private...

Four bills affecting infrastructure financing districts, a funding mechanism for infrastructure and development projects that benefit the broader community, were recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. IFDs, created in 1990,...more

10/7/2014 - Affordable Housing Broadband Economic Development Environmental Policies Infrastructure Jerry Brown Manufacturing Facilities New Legislation Public Projects Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing Tax Revenues

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends March 3, 2014

Below is a recap of the last two weeks’ election law news and hot topics. The big news, which has been expected for several months now, is that Governor Jerry Brown will seek re-election. California Gov. Jerry Brown...more

3/5/2014 - Election Laws Jerry Brown Political Campaigns

(Double) Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends February 17 and 24, 2014

California campaign finance reporting bills on verge of governor’s desk by Merced Sun-Star - February 20 – A campaign finance reform bill has pass the State legislature and is awaiting Governor Brown’s determination. ...more

2/25/2014 - Campaign Finance Reform Election Laws

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends February 10, 2014

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics: Republican Party wing creates 18 fake websites for Democrats by Los Angeles Times - February 7 – In anticipation of the 2014 election cycle, the...more

2/12/2014 - Political Campaigns

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends February 3, 2014

Voting-rights activists sue Debra Bowen claiming mass exclusions by The Sacramento Bee - February 4 – Voting-rights advocates sued Secretary of State Debra Bowen for voter disenfranchisement on Tuesday, claiming she...more

2/5/2014 - Disenfranchise Election Laws Exclusions Voting Rights

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends January 27, 2014

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics: Press Release: Presidential Elector Initiative Enters Circulation by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen - January 22 – A new initiative...more

1/28/2014 - Ballots Corruption Election Laws Political Corruption Voter Registration

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends January 20, 2014

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics. The hot topic this week is a new bill to amend the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in...more

1/22/2014 - Election Laws Voting Rights Act

Local Agencies May Submit Claims for State Reimbursement of Public Records Act Costs

Claims Must Be Filed No Later Than February 28, 2014 - The Office of the State Controller (SCO) has released instructions for local agencies to submit claims for state reimbursement of costs incurred between fiscal...more

1/15/2014 - Public Records Public Records Act Reimbursements

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends January 13, 2014

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics. The hot trend right now, which should continue for the next couple months, is the qualification of state initiatives for circulation. With only 150 days for...more

1/13/2014 - Ballots Election Laws

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends January 6, 2014

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics to start off the new year! With this being an election year in both the California and Federal legislature, politicians are shaping their policies towards...more

1/7/2014 - Election Laws Political Campaigns

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends December 30, 2013

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics: Roger Hernandez to seek district elections for California cities by The Sacramento Bee - December 20, 2013 – California Assemblyman Roger...more

12/31/2013 - Election Laws Political Campaigns

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends December 23, 2013

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics. The big trends this week are new initiatives that we may see in 2014 and campaign reform as the 2013 tax year comes to an end....more

12/23/2013 - Campaign Finance Reform Election Laws Political Campaigns

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends December 16, 2013

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics: 2014 Election: Which Calif. member of Congress has the most cash? by 89.3 KPCC - December 5, 2013 – With all 53 of California’s congressional seats...more

12/17/2013

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 California Law Further Restricts Nonprofit Organizations From Engaging in Campaign Activity

Restricted Resources Include Cash, Office Supplies and Other Property Received From Local Agencies - A new California law prohibits nonprofit organizations from using monies and other property received from local...more

10/23/2013 - Campaign Contributions Non-Profits Political Campaigns

Agreements Re-Entered Into Between City and Successor Agency Pre-AB 1484 are Enforceable Obligations - These Agreements May be...

A Sacramento County Superior Court has ruled that agreements formerly entered into between the city of Riverside and its redevelopment agency, and subsequently re-entered into between the city and the redevelopment agency’s...more

7/24/2013 - Enforcement Land Developers Oversight Committee Payment Plans Redevelopment Successor Agencies Written Agreements

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