June 16, 2021 -- An article about recent updates to California’s notification and response rules for Perfluorooctanoic acid and Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFAS”) appeared in the May-June 2021 issue of California Special Districts.
June 4, 2021 -- Alison Flowers and Jamie Traxler will speak at the California Special Districts Association Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase being held at the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, located at 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940, August 30 through September 2, 2021. They will discuss “Dead Gift-Away: The Constitutional Prohibition on Gifts of Public Funds,” a primer on the doctrine of “gift of public funds” and its application to special districts and the critical services they provide. Alison and Jamie will be speaking from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday the 31st.
June 3, 2021 -- Michelle Villarreal and Anahit Sargsyan will speak at the California Special Districts Association Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase being held at the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, Monterey Marriott and the Monterey Conference Center, held in Monterey, CA, Monday, August 30 through Thursday, September 2, 2021. In their presentation, “Trending: Using Social Media to Promote Transparency and Accountability,” Michelle and Anahit will discuss the ways social media has transformed how local governments interact with their constituents, the benefits of social media in promoting transparency, and the challenges of complying with the Brown Act in a post-pandemic virtual world. Michelle and Anahit will be speaking from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31st.
March 1, 2021 -- We are pleased to announce that partner Tiffany Israel has been appointed to the League’s Municipal Law Institute Committee and associate Nick Papajohn has been appointed to the California Public Records’ Act Committee.
February 25, 2021 -- Christine Carson will be presenting and moderating a panel of experts on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly called “PFAS,” and discussing the local, State and federal responses to PFAS. The presentation is on April 20, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. For more information on the webinar, see https://members.csda.net/imis1/EventDetail?EventKey=WEBI042021
February 17, 2021 -- Partner Pam Lee will present at the monthly meeting of the City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County on February 25, 2021. In her presentation, "Vaccines, Telework, & Masks, Oh My! The Latest Employment Laws Related to COVID-19,” Pam will discuss employee leaves of absences related to COVID-19, issues related to teleworking and other accommodation requests related to COVID-19, and legal considerations in implementing a vaccine policy.