Eric Dunn specializes in the representation of public agencies and serves as City Attorney for the Cities of Hesperia and Perris. As City Attorney, Mr. Dunn provides legal and practical advice on the full spectrum of increasingly complex issues facing cities today, including land use, CEQA, public contracting, real estate, taxes and fees, franchises, conflicts of interest, open meeting laws, and elections. He advises cities on the creation and on-going implementation of programs needed to cope with current and future growth, including specific plans, environmental impact reports, habitat conservation plans, regional traffic mitigation programs, development impact fees, and road and bridge benefit districts.
Mr. Dunn previously served as Assistant City Attorney for the Cities of Palm Springs, Irwindale, Signal Hill, San Jacinto, Perris, Cypress, and Twenty-Nine Palms.
Mr. Dunn served as Agency Counsel for the Hesperia and Perris Redevelopment Agencies and advised those agencies on real estate and redevelopment transactions, with an emphasis on commercial/industrial development and affordable housing projects. He now serves as counsel for the Successor Agencies for Hesperia and Perris and provides guidance and advice on the wind-down of the former Redevelopment Agencies. He has assisted cities in creating housing authorities, economic development commissions and non-profit corporations.
Mr. Dunn serves as general counsel to the Hesperia Water District and the Perris Public Utility Authority, and in that capacity provides advice on the acquisition of water rights in adjudicated basins and waters under the jurisdiction of the State Water Resources Control Board. He provides advice on the operation and construction of water facilities, including water rates and Proposition 218. He assisted the Perris Public Utility Authority in the acquisition of a private water system and conversion from PUC jurisdiction to local control. Mr. Dunn is also General Counsel to the Palmdale Water District and San Luis Rey Municipal Water District, as well as Assistant General Counsel to the Idyllwild Water District.
Mr. Dunn is experienced in telecommunications and utility franchises, including cable television, water, gas, and oil pipelines.
Mr. Dunn is a founding partner of Aleshire & Wynder. He graduated magna cum laude from both Southern Illinois University and Western State University College of Law. He served eight years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force.