Best Best & Krieger LLP

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Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States
Phone: (951) 826-8480
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100+ Attorneys

The Art of Reduction: OPEB Costs, Commitments

California’s gap between promised employee benefits and available cash is wide and ever expanding. Ballooning pension costs and rising deficits are often in the spotlight. But commitments that California’s governing bodies…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

Prevailing Wages: SB 96

The following Q&A were from a recent Best Best & Krieger LLP free webinar “SB 96: Department of Industrial Relations’ New Prevailing Wage Penalties.” The webinar was presented as part of an ongoing series..…more
 /  Construction Law, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

City Prevails in Home Design Dispute - City of Lafayette Represented by Partners Scott Ditfurth and Mala Subramanian

Best Best & Krieger LLP partners Scott Ditfurth and Mala Subramanian successfully represented the City of Lafayette in a dispute with homeowners over their proposed home building plan. In a fight that centered on maintaining…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Calif.’s “Mass Mailing” Rule Amended by SB 45 - Certain Government-Funded Mailings Prohibited 60 Days Before an Election

Two changes were made to the California Political Reform Act when Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 45 last month. The first is a technical amendment that codifies the FPPC regulations directly into the Act. More importantly, however,…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Best in Law: Sole-Source Construction Contracts - Property Owners Whose Projects Require a Specific Brand or Proprietary Product May Be At Risk, BB&K Attorney Greg Snarr Writes in the Press-Enterprise

Commercial and residential property owners and managers engage in many projects to construct and maintain their properties. From interior and exterior painting, flooring and lighting to paving and asphalt coatings, such as…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

California Water Providers Must Test for Lead in Local Schools’ Water by Mid-2019 - AB 746 Imposes Requirements for Water Providers and School Districts

Under a new state law, California water providers will need to test for lead in local schools’ drinking water on or before July 1, 2019. The new law, AB 746, imposes certain requirements on both water providers and school…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Tax Bill Impacts - Immediate, Critical Impacts on State and Local Governments

The U.S. House of Representatives Republican tax bill released yesterday would impact state and local government issuers of tax-exempt bonds in a few significant ways. …more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Securities Law, Taxation

Drones: A Legal and Regulatory Update - Recent White House and Federal Court Action Impacting Future UAS Regulations

The White House issued a Presidential Memorandum last week directing the Secretary of Transportation to establish an Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration Pilot Program to promote the safe operation of UAS, or drones, in airspace…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Indigenous Peoples, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

The Proposed Tax Plan: What Public Agencies Should Know

Earlier yesterday, we presented a webinar, “Tax Reform: What D.C.’s Actions Could Mean for Public Agencies,” that looked at how Congress’ actions in the next couple of months will impact such things as municipal bonds and state…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

Parental Leave Rights Expanded Under New California Law - Businesses and Agencies with 20 or More Employees Impacted

Big changes are on the horizon for smaller-sized businesses and agencies in California. Senate Bill 63, also called the New Parent Leave Act, provides up to 12 weeks of job-protected bonding leave to employees of businesses and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

California’s Bullet Train Can’t Sidestep CEQA, Court Says

As physical signs of California’s $64 billion railroad project come into focus across the State, a potential faceoff with the federal government regarding its jurisdiction over state environmental laws, at least with regard to…more
 /  Environmental Law, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The Little Hoover Commission Issues Report on Special Districts

The Little Hoover Commission released its highly anticipated report entitled “Special Districts: Improving Oversight & Transparency” last week. This was the Commission’s first look at special districts since it last studied them…more
 /  Environmental Law, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The Governor’s Housing Package - Affordable Housing Production in California Gets a Boost from Sacramento

A package of 15 new housing bills will have far-reaching implications for every city in California. Collectively, these new laws are meant to significantly boost affordable housing production by removing local land use…more
 /  Agriculture, Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

SB 649 Small Cell Bill Vetoed by California Governor - Victory for Local Governments

Citing the value of local governments managing their own rights of way, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed SB 649, the controversial small cell bill, on Sunday. The bill, which barely passed through the state Legislature, would have…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics

The Ethics Advisor: Fair Elections in California

I can hear my suegros now, if they were alive, asking, “¿Qué es un ‘bot’?” if they were subjected to the frequent stories on the nightly news about Russian meddling in our national elections. Who knew even a few years ago that…more
 /  Elections & Politics
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