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Local Government

Clients (Partial List)

  • Byron Bethany Irrigation District
  • City of Redding
  • City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department
  • City of Yuba City
  • Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District
  • Napa County Mosquito Abatement District
  • Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District

Our natural resources expertise places us at the front and center of local government law. We work with cities, counties, districts, agencies, joint powers authorities, and municipal water departments of all sizes not only on their specialized needs, but with their day-to-day governance issues. We serve as general counsel or special counsel to numerous local agencies and municipalities, which requires providing advice and counsel on a wide array of public agency law matters.

As examples, we assist entities in complying with the Brown Act and Public Records Act. We give advice on rate setting, fees and assessments, and Proposition 218 compliance. Our local government clients also come to us for help with local elections and employment law concerns. It is impossible to separate specialized water, air, water quality, and environmental issues from local governance issues, and our attorneys handle both specialized counsel issues and outside general counsel issues with equal expertise.