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Partner Jon Holtzman and Director of Government Affairs Sharon Gonsalves to present at the League of California Cities Annual Conference

Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) Founding Partner Jon Holtzman and Renne Public Policy Group (RPPG) Director of Government Affairs Sharon Gonsalves will be presenting at the League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo, September 20-22 in Sacramento.

2023-09-15T17:15:46-07:00September 15th, 2023|

Court of Appeal Upholds San Francisco’s Noncitizen Voting Program

On August 8, 2023, in Lacy v. City and County of San Francisco (Aug. 8, 2023, A165899) Cal.App.5th, the California Court of Appeal for the First District upheld San Francisco’s Charter provision permitting noncitizen parents or guardians of children to vote in San Francisco school board elections.

2023-09-11T16:59:04-07:00September 11th, 2023|

RPLG Partner Ryan McGinley-Stempel Recognized as Certified Appellate Specialist by the State Bar of California

RPLG is thrilled to announce that Partner Ryan McGinley-Stempel has achieved a significant milestone in his legal career. He has been certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Appellate Law. This prestigious recognition underscores Ryan's exceptional dedication and expertise in the field of appellate law.

2023-09-05T12:21:15-07:00September 5th, 2023|

Court of Appeal Rules that Cities Cannot Tow Cars for Unpaid Parking Tickets

On July 21, 2023, the California Court of Appeal for the First District, in Coalition on Homelessness v. City and County of San Francisco, 93 Cal.App.5th 928 (2023), held that San Francisco cannot tow safely and lawfully parked vehicles, without a warrant, solely because of unpaid parking tickets.

2023-08-22T10:24:03-07:00August 22nd, 2023|

Proposed State Ballot Measure Would Make Sweeping Changes to Public Records Act

On August 2, 2023, Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit organization focusing on consumer advocacy, submitted a proposed November 2024 ballot measure to the California Attorney General that would, among other amendments, make numerous changes to the California Public Records Act (CPRA). According to news reports, Consumer Watchdog has budgeted $5 million to support the qualification of the measure for the fall 2024 ballot.

2023-08-14T13:16:06-07:00August 14th, 2023|

RPLG Partner Art Hartinger Named 2023 Top Labor and Employment Lawyer by the Daily Journal

Art Hartinger, Founding Partner at Renne Public Law Group, has been recognized by the Daily Journal as a 2023 Top Labor and Employment Lawyer in California. This distinction underscores Art's ability to skillfully represent both public and private sector clients in litigation and advisory matters pertaining to labor and employment issues.

2023-08-22T18:45:49-07:00August 9th, 2023|

Ninth Circuit Strikes Down California Law Restricting Campaign Fundraising by Local Government Employees

On July 19, 2023, in Progressive Democrats for Social Justice vs. Bonta, the Ninth Circuit ruled that California Government Code Section 3205—which prohibits local government employees from soliciting campaign contributions from their co-workers—violates the First Amendment.

2023-08-04T18:32:29-07:00August 2nd, 2023|

FPPC Issues New Regulations Regarding Campaign Contribution Restrictions for Local Elected Officers

Effective January 1, 2023, SB 1439 imposes the existing limits on campaign contributions solicited or received in Government Code Section 84308 on local elected officers. Previously, the limits applied only to appointed officers. This notable expansion has drawn newfound attention to the scope of Section 84308’s definitions and restrictions.

2023-08-03T09:28:08-07:00August 2nd, 2023|

EEOC Provides Guidance on Assessing the Adverse Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Employment Selection Procedures

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued guidance regarding the use of software, algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) in employers’ “selection procedures,” in other words, employment decisions related to hiring, promotion and firing. Learn more from RPLG Senior Counsel Spencer Wilson and Associate Anastasia Bondarchuk.

2023-07-24T13:42:58-07:00July 21st, 2023|

Renne Public Management Group Welcomes Former City Manager June Catalano

Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), is excited to announce the addition of June Catalano as its newest consultant. June recently retired from the City of Pleasant Hill after 17 years as city manager. Prior to that, she was city manager of the City of Martinez for five years. She has served as community development director in a wide range of cities, from Santa Ana to Laguna Beach to San Leandro.

2023-07-17T13:54:29-07:00July 17th, 2023|
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