Legal Notes Archive
Members of the public and local agency officials carrying out the public’s business increasingly use electronic media to communicate. This article provides an overview of the law, discusses some emerging issues and offers suggestions.
State and local governments can be targets for vexatious litigants, individuals who file “do-it-yourself” lawsuits and represent themselves in court.
Cities and other public entities are generally required to put significant contracts out for competitive bidding and to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder. Sometimes a decision is made to require a Project Labor Agreement, typically described as a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations that establishes terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project or projects.
Much effort has been expended trying to explain and analyze the purpose and effect of Proposition 26, the so-called “Stop Hidden Taxes Initiative.” This article provides the non-expert with tools to gain a working knowledge of Prop. 26.