RPLG Founding Partner Jon Holtzman and Partner Julian Gross shared their expertise on issues of concern to local government leaders at the League of California Cities City Managers Conference, held virtually during the week of February 5.

Each year, the City Managers Conference brings together city officials and their supporters to drive knowledge sharing and collaboration in the local government sphere. RPLG is a sponsor of the event.

On the opening day of the Conference, Jon and Julian led an interactive Q&A discussion on Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), addressing the ways in which PLAs can advance local employment and contracting goals and how PLAs relate to community benefits agreements. City leaders had the opportunity to ask individualized questions about the nuanced considerations surrounding PLAs in their cities.

Jon also presented on a panel moderated by former Stockton City Manager Kurt Wilson: “Promoting Civility in Times of Heightened Partisanship and Polarization.” Joined by former Daly City Manager Pat Martel, West Coast Regional Director of the International County/City Management Association, Jon drew on his experience in solution-oriented police reform initiatives to exemplify strategies for finding common ground within complex issues. Presentation materials are available on the Cal Cities website.

“We are grateful to Cal Cities for providing this forum year after year,” said Jon. “Our firm values the opportunity to learn from speakers and to share some of our own experiences.”

RPLG practices throughout California, advising and advocating for public agencies, nonprofit entities, individuals and private entities in need of effective, responsive and creative legal solutions.