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Article Legal Notes JoAnne Speers

New Laws on Ethics Training and More for 2006

JoAnne Speers is general counsel for the League and can be reached at jspeers@cacities.org.


Adverse publicity and prosecutions related to local officials’ compensation and use of public resources has led to new state laws that take effect Jan. 1, 2006. One law, AB 11, targets city council member compensation levels. Another, AB 1234, takes aim at expense reimbursement practices.