Wednesday, May 8
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
First Time Attendees Welcome and Role of the City Attorney
City Attorneys’ Department Meet and Greet: How Can You Get Involved In Department Activities and Make a Difference?
Gregory P. Priamos, City Attorney, Riverside
Overview of League Website Department Pages and Resources
Koreen Kelleher, Deputy General Counsel, League of California Cities
Lunch On Your Own
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Land Use and CEQA Litigation Update
Margaret M. Sohagi, The Sohagi Law Group
CEQA’s Substantive Mandate: When is it Defensible to Find Mitigation or Alternatives Infeasible?
Beth Collins-Burgard, City Attorney, Carpinteria, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Email and E-Records Retention Issues Under the Public Records Act
Eric W. Danly, City Attorney, Cloverdale and Petaluma
David M. Fleishman, City Attorney, Pismo Beach and Guadalupe, Assistant City Attorney, Solvang and King City
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Post Redevelopment Compliance Issues Under ABx1 26 and AB 1484
T. Brent Hawkins, Best Best & Krieger
William H. (Bill) Ihrke, Partner, Rutan & Tucker
Deborah L. Rhoads, Senior Counsel, Kane Ballmer & Berkman
Gillian van Muyden, Chief Assistant City Attorney, Glendale
Post Redevelopment Economic Development and Financing
Murray Kane, Kane Ballmer & Berkman
Concurrent Committee Meetings
4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
• Brown Act
• Municipal Law Handbook
• Public Records Act
• Post Redevelopment
• Municipal Law Institute
Thursday, May 9
8:00 a.m. - Noon
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Department Business Meeting and Colleague Recognition
• President's Report
• Director's Report
• Colleague Recognition
Shawn M. Mason, City Attorney, San Mateo
Ann M. Ravel, Chair, California Fair Political Practices Commission
Pension Reform Act Implementation Issues
Robert A. Blum, Hanson Bridgett
Cepideh Roufougar, Jackson Lewis
10:45 a.m. - Noon
General Municipal Litigation Update
Kevin D. Siegel, Burke, Williams & Sorensen
The Perils of Punishing Public Employees for Protected Speech: Applying Pickering to Posts and Pins
Jeb Brown, Supervising Deputy City Attorney
J. Scott Tiedemann, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
City Attorney’s Role in Employment Investigations and Litigation
Hilda Cantu Montoy, City Attorney, San Joaquin and Orange Grove
12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
2:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Contracting Out Under Siege: The Potential Impact of Costa Mesa City Employees’ Association v. City of Costa Mesa
Daphne M. Anneet, Partner, Burke Williams & Sorensen
Bracing for Construction Claims: Seven Things You’ll Wish You Had Done When the Claims Come In
David S. Gehrig, Hanson Bridgett
Historical Development of Restrictions on Local Government Revenue Measures
Michael G. Colantuono, City Attorney, Auburn and Grass Valley
Update on Assessment Requirements Under Proposition 218
Sky Woodruff, Meyers Nave
Drafting Property-Related Fee Notices
Mark E. Mandell, Mandell Municipal Counseling
Medical Marijuana Update: Report on Supreme Court Decision in City of Riverside V. Inland Empire Paitent's Health and Wellness Center
Concurrent Group Discussions
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
• Coastal Cities
• Medical Marijuana
• Mobilehome Parks
• University Cities
• First Amendment Issues
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 10
Fitness Event/Fun Run
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Sponsored by Burke, Williams & Sorensen
7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
8:45 - 10:15 a.m.
MCLE Specialty Credit - Preventing Disability Discrimination and Providing Reasonable Accommodations for Lawyers with Disabilities
Jane Kow, Attorney, HR Law Consultants
Municipal Tort and Civil Rights Litigation Update
Eugene P. Gordon, Office of the City Attorney, San Diego
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Dealing With Difficult Situations at City Council Meetings: Legal and Practical Considerations for City Attorneys
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Labor and Employment Litigation Update
Richard S. Whitmore, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
Closing Remarks / Evaluations / Adjourn
*Sessions/Speakers are subject to change*