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Former Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations Debra Gill Joins RPMG

Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), is pleased to welcome Debra Gill, former Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations for the City of Pleasanton. Ms. Gill is the newest addition to RPMG’s expanding cohort of consultants. In her new role, she helps local governments, special districts and nonprofits address needs and challenges to achieve greater impact in communities across California.

2023-01-24T17:14:10-08:00January 24th, 2023|

Former City Attorney Jannie Quinn Joins RPLG and RPMG

Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) welcomes former city attorney Jannie Quinn, who joins the firm as of counsel after more than 20 years of service in the City of Mountain View. Jannie also will support public agency clients as a consultant with Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of RPLG.

2023-01-12T11:12:18-08:00January 11th, 2023|

Chalking It Up to Nothing: The Ninth Circuit Upholds San Diego’s Chalking Practice Under the Special Needs Exception to the Warrant Requirement

Municipalities in California that rely on the practice of chalking tires to enforce parking restrictions can take solace in a recent Ninth Circuit decision that affirms the constitutionality of the practice and parts ways with Sixth Circuit precedent that had previously raised constitutional questions about

2022-12-20T16:09:45-08:00December 20th, 2022|

FPPC Guidance on New Campaign Contribution Restriction for Local Elected Officials

At its November meeting, the Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) voted not to apply SB 1439 to campaign contributions received in 2022, prior to SB 1439’s effective date. Recently enacted by the Legislature, SB 1439 sets new limits on campaign contributions solicited or received by local elected officials.

2022-12-15T16:48:31-08:00December 15th, 2022|

RPLG and RPPG Set to Present at 2022 CalCities City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar

RPLG Associate Michael Cohen and RPPG Managing Director Dane Hutchings will present “New Law and Election Update and More!” on Thursday, December 8, at the 2022 CalCities City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar in Monterey. 

2022-12-02T11:44:18-08:00December 2nd, 2022|

Cadena et al. v. Customer Connexx, LLC et al

On October 24, 2022, the Ninth Circuit held that time spent by a specific group of call center workers booting up their computers was compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as “integral and indispensable” to their principal job duties. The Court’s decision in Cariene Cadena, et al. v. Customer Connexx, LLC, et al., 51 F.4th 831 (9th Cir. 2022) (“Cadena”) , reversed a district court ruling granting summary judgment to the employer-defendant.

2022-11-14T15:40:17-08:00November 14th, 2022|

RPLG and RPMG Secure Multiple Speaking Engagements at CALPELRA

Three members of the Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) and Renne Public Management Group (RPMG) team will present at the 2022 California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Annual Training Conference in Monterey this November.

2022-11-09T10:25:17-08:00November 9th, 2022|

Former City Manager Dan Rich Joins RPMG

Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group, welcomes Dan Rich, former city manager for the cities of Mountain View and Campbell. As one of RPMG’s growing cadre of consultants and strategic advisors, Dan will help cities, counties, special districts and nonprofits improve their effectiveness and achieve greater impact.

2022-11-08T15:43:03-08:00November 8th, 2022|
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