RPLG Founding Partner Jon Holtzman and Moraga-Orinda Fire Chief Dave Winnacker discuss innovative technologies and strategies developed by Chief Winnacker and a team of outside tech gurus to combat and manage wildfires.
The League of California Cities' General Counsel Corrie Manning and Special Counsel Betsy Strauss discuss home rule in California, covering the importance of local control.
RPLG Partner Jon Holtzman and Of Counsel Dennis Aftergut, the former Chief Assistant City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, discuss attorneys' role in policy development that can bend the curve towards justice.
Partner Art Hartinger discusses the RPLG Investigations practice with Partner Ruth Bond, Partner Linda Ross and Senior Associate Jamal Anderson in a video initially shown at the CALPELRA Annual Training Conference.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued an opinion letter clarifying the compensability of time that employees spend attending voluntary training under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
In September 2020, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed AB 2257, a piece of clean-up legislation intended to clarify several aspects of AB 5.
Video: A Conversation with Jon Holtzman and Russ Branson on Government Finance in the Age of COVID-19
RPLG Partner Jon Holtzman discusses government finance, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting recession, with Russ Branson of Russ Branson Consulting.
RPLG Chair, and former City Attorney of San Francisco, Louise Renne discusses her storied career, and also her past and present projects, including taking on Big Tobacco and forcing the Olympic Club to admit women.
Video: a Conversation with Paul Henderson, Director of San Francisco’s Department of Police Accountability
Paul Henderson spoke with us and RPLG’s 2020 Public Law Fellows about police reform on June 18, 2020. Paul shared his views on the state of policing today and what he believes is necessary to create meaningful change on behalf of our communities.
Using Big Data to Reduce Catastrophic Impacts of Wildfire: How Local Government Can Help Shape Solutions
Our tools for detecting wildfires, modeling their progression, evacuating residents and suppressing fires are outdated. The Moraga-Orinda Fire District took action to develop solutions.