Nick Papajohn serves as the District General Counsel for Del Rey Community Services District, and advises the Planning Commissions for Yuba City, King City, and the City of Madera. He also serves as Deputy City Attorney for the City of La Cañada Flintridge, Yuba City, and the City of Perris. Nick regularly advises public agency clients on general municipal law issues, with an emphasis on open government and ethics (the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, and the Political Reform Act), as well as zoning and land use (California Environmental Quality Act and Subdivision Map Act). Nick assists cities with acquiring right of way and other property necessary for public improvement projects via the Eminent Domain process.
Nick is a member of the California Public Records Act Committee for the League of California Cities. The California Public Records Act Committee reviews new bills, cases, and AG opinions and updates the Public Records Act section of the Municipal Law and the “People’s Business” publication when needed.
Nick received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. While at Southwestern, he gained legal experience externing in the Orange County District Attorney Major Fraud Unit and for the Honorable Barry Russel in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. He has competed in nationwide negotiation competitions as a member of the Negotiation Honors Program and was ultimately appointed Chair of the program for his last year of law school. He was also a student editor for the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law as well as a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant during law school.
Nick received his B.A. degree in History from the University of California, Irvine.
- Goetz Road Improvement Project, City of Perris. Acquisition of right-of-way for the purpose of widening and improving Goetz Road from Case Road to the San Jacinto River. (2017-2021)
- Redlands Avenue Improvement Project, City of Perris. Acquisition of right-of-way for the purpose of widening and improving Redlands Avenue between Ramona Expressway and Morgan Street. (2019-2022)