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Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

PA Dept of Labor & Industry’s Bidding Thresholds Increase For Municipality Bidding

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The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s municipal authority and municipality bidding thresholds will rise 2.3 percent in 2019. The Department published its bidding thresholds for 2019 under Act 90 of 2011. ...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

A Victory for Home Rule Independence: Court Limits Jurisdiction Over Home Rule Municipalities

On Jan. 3, 2019, a litigation team consisting of Rich Benenson, Doug Friednash and Joshua Weiss from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck succeeded in an appeal challenging the jurisdiction of Colorado’s Independent Ethics...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Natural Disaster Forces Critical Decisions For Municipalities And Residents

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Last year, we wrote a post to mark the sixth anniversary of “Superstorm Sandy,” a Category 1 storm that made landfall in October 2012. We also shared a preview of this year’s series of posts on extreme weather, and its impact...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Court dismisses class action against Cleveland Public Power

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The Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas dismissed a class action lawsuit against Cleveland Public Power (CPP), holding that certain utility charges totaling more than $188 million were not unlawful....more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills: Multistate Coalition Comments to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

A multistate coalition submitted January 3rd comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) opposing a proposed rule denominated as...more

Perkins Coie

Supreme Court To Decide If CEQA Review Is Required For Well Permits.

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The Supreme Court of California has granted review of two cases to resolve a split among courts of appeal over whether the issuance of well permits pursuant to state standards is subject to CEQA. California Water Impact...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Philadelphia Increases Minimum Wage Rate for City Workers and Contractors

On December 20, 2018, Mayor Jim Kenney signed an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for all Philadelphia municipal government workers, contractors, and subcontractors from the current rate of $12.20 per hour to $15.00...more

Genova Burns LLC

Municipalities Must Demonstrate “Necessity” Linked to a Redevelopment Project to Condemn

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The New Jersey Appellate Division reversed a decision allowing the Borough of Glassboro to condemn property just because it was part of a “Redevelopment Area” and has been since 2000. In Borough of Glassboro v. Grossman....more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Philadelphia Passes Fair Workweek Employment Standards for Retail, Hospitality, and Food Service Establishments

Philadelphia enters the predictive scheduling mix with its newly signed Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance, which will become effective January 1, 2020. Signed by Mayor Jim Kenney on December 20, 2018, the new law...more

Barley Snyder

Schools, Colleges, Municipalities and Community Organizations: Have You Applied for Violence Program Grants?

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A Pennsylvania grant program will award up to $350,000 for municipalities, community organizations, and select others willing to partner with a school to address community violence. ...more

Dentons

Tax Incentives for the Northern Border Region

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On December 31st, 2018, an executive order (the “Order”) was published in the Federal Register (Diario Oficial de la Federacion), introducing a series of tax incentives to be applied in the territory of the Mexican...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Potential Conflicts and Interplay between the Village of Southampton Board of Architectural and Historic Preservation and the...

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In a decision dated October 30, 2018, Supreme Court Judge Joseph Pastoressa remanded a decision made by the Southampton Village Architectural and Historic Board (BARHP) for further consideration. Manger et al. v. Board of...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Illinois General Assembly Corrects Additional Juvenile Court Act Errors - Newly Amended Law Also Provides Relief to Law...

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• The Illinois General Assembly's Public Act 100-1162, signed on Dec. 20, 2018, amends the Juvenile Court Act (JCA) to extend the deadlines for automatic expungement of juvenile law enforcement records. • Compliance with...more

Perkins Coie

Zoning Ordinance Adopted To Make Zoning Consistent With General Plan May Be Rejected By Referendum

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The California Supreme Court has resolved a split among the courts of appeal, concluding that citizens may bring a referendum to challenge a zoning ordinance even if the referendum would temporarily leave in place zoning...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol (SWEEP): Draft Municipal Standard Issued

The Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol (“SWEEP”) issued a December 14th document titled: The SWEEP Municipal Standard (“Municipal Standard”) - Municipal Standard is characterized as evaluating the...more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

2019 New York City Charter Commission Testimony

In his testimony for the New York City Bar, Jerry Goldfeder advocates for what he calls the “Democracy Agenda for New York City,” which enhances voting opportunities in New York City elections. He calls on the city to not...more

Barley Snyder

Blighted Properties Law Now in Effect Welcomed by Lenders

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Pennsylvania’s Vacant and Abandoned Real Estate Foreclosure Act is now in effect after Gov. Tom Wolfe signed the new law in June....more

Miller Canfield

Recodified Tax Increment Financing Act

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The Recodified Tax Increment Financing Act, 2018 PA 57 (the “Act”), was signed into law on March 15, 2018 to take effect on January 1, 2019. The Act consolidates the legislative authority to create and operate tax increment...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Court Rules that Delays Associated with SEQRA Review do not Violate Telecommunications Act

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Due to the proliferation of advanced mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, wireless service providers anticipate a significant increase in data traffic over their networks in the next few years. ...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

[WEBINAR] Enforcement of Solicitation/Panhandling Regulations and Overview of SB 946 (Sidewalk Vending)

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The recent invalidation of the City of Sacramento’s aggressive solicitation ordinance in SRCEH v. City of Sacramento illustrates the dilemma faced by cities when trying enforce regulations that affect free speech rights. This...more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

New York City Finalizes 2018/19 Real Estate Tax Rates

New York City Finalizes 2018/19 Real Estate Tax Rates - The City of New York has finalized the real estate tax rates for tax year 2018/19, which began July 1, 2018 and will end June 30, 2019. The rate for Class 2...more

Dentons

Streamlining zoning approvals: Bill 66’s open-for-business planning by-laws

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On December 9, 2018, the Honourable Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, introduced Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act (Bill 66) for its first reading in the Legislature. The...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

California Court of Appeal Dismisses Time-Barred Challenge to Development Phase

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CEQA Case Report: Understanding the Judicial Landscape for Development - In an unpublished opinion issued October 22, 2018, Tennis Club Preservation Society v. City of Palm Springs, Case No. E068896, the California Court...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

California Court of Appeal Upholds Noise Analysis in Negative Declaration

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CEQA Case Report: Understanding the Judicial Landscape for Development - In a published opinion issued May 1, 2018, Jensen v. City of Santa Rosa, Case. No. SCV255347, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Laws Regulating Campaign Contributions Must Be Narrowly Tailored to Combat Corruption - Ninth Circuit Holds That States Have an...

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State limits on individual and party contributions to candidates and election-related groups do not violate the First Amendment, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals recently ruled....more

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