The Town of Ticketmaster is holding a particularly contentious regular meeting this evening that will draw a much larger crowd than usual. The council wants to require tickets for entry to prevent overcrowding. Meanwhile, in the neighboring County of Corona, … Continued
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Our sweet, innocent 2019 selves would certainly be dumbfounded right now as we approach the end of the second year of pandemic life. While the seeming eternity of COVID has allowed local governments to become familiar with remote meetings requirements, … Continued
As we continue to wrestle with S.B. 473 and its impact on local governing boards, several additional questions have arisen. I’ll address two of the most common (and interesting!) here.
[UPDATE: This blog post has been revised to reflect practitioner input. Revised portions are underlined below.] Session Law 2021-191 (S.B. 473) modifies governing board members’ duty to vote and recusal procedures. Specifically, Section 14-234.3 prohibits public officials who also serve … Continued
*With special thanks to Kara Millonzi and Elsemarie Mullins As local governments wrestle with administering American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-funded programs, the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) has prompted public records and confidentiality questions. To administer LIHWAP, state and … Continued