Governor Signs Assembly Bill 361 to Amend California’s Open Meeting Laws, Effective Immediately

The Legislature has stepped in to formally amend open meeting laws to account for a new reality where a persistent global pandemic and extreme wildfires stoked by climate change create an enduring need to make virtual meetings a more permanent fixture for public meetings in California.

2021-09-17T15:42:08-07:00September 17th, 2021|

RPLG Launches Redistricting Work as a New Area of Practice

Across California, agencies ranging from cities to school districts are embarking on the 2021 redistricting process. Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) has partnered with geographic information systems and data analytics consultants FLO Analytics (FLO) to guide local agencies through the intricate process.

2021-08-25T10:53:01-07:00August 25th, 2021|

New Appellate Decision Makes Clear that POBRA Cannot Shield Police Misconduct from Public Scrutiny

Although it is a small step, a recent appellate decision involving the City of Oakland carries significant promise for ensuring that local public agencies and civilian oversight boards can fully investigate allegations of police misconduct to ensure integrity in policing and maintain community trust.

2021-05-21T06:41:34-07:00May 21st, 2021|

How Cities Are Addressing Police Reform

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police officers last May, public entities across the nation – including many cities and counties – have started the process of re-examining policing and public safety models amidst demands for reform, restructuring and racial and economic justice.

2021-05-21T06:59:39-07:00May 20th, 2021|

Jon Holtzman and Jamal Anderson Present on Police Reform at City Attorneys Conference

On Friday, May 14, RPLG Founding Partner Jon Holtzman and Senior Associate Jamal Anderson presented on police reform at the League of California Cities annual City Attorneys Conference. The presentation explored the wide range of initiatives and policy changes on the table for cities addressing police reform in California.

2021-05-17T13:38:41-07:00May 17th, 2021|

Jon Holtzman to Present on Police Arbitration at Labor and Employment Relations Association Conference

Continuing a series of speaking engagements focused on public safety reform, RPLG Founding Partner Jon Holtzman will join a panel at the 44th Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference to discuss police arbitration.

2021-04-22T11:15:47-07:00April 21st, 2021|

Jon Holtzman and Linda Ross to Give Presentation on Pension Law Hosted by Sacramento County Bar Association

The presentation will cover developments in public pension law, the “California Rule,” and key decisions recently made  by the California Supreme Court.

2021-04-07T11:59:21-07:00April 7th, 2021|
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