Legal Notes Archive
The two articles presented here examine the legal standards and practices under which cities may enact local laws either to ban or regulate dispensaries.
The stresses that can result in the drastic step of filing for bankruptcy protection are currently affecting many municipalities, but filing for Chapter 9 protection should be considered a last resort.
Cities can take many simple steps to maximize the efficiency of CEQA review while maintaining legal defensibility, and streamlining the process can also save money.
City attorneys are exploring ways to provide more cost-effective legal assistance while maintaining the level of service expected by the city.