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.
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
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.
Increase in Annual Gift Limit for Form 700 Filers
The Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) has approved an increase in the annual gift limit for Form 700 filers from $520 to $590, effective January 1, 2023.
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.
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.
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.
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.
California Adopts New Protections for Election Workers and Other Public Servants
The increasingly polarized political environment has taken a toll on election workers and other public servants. The California Legislature has noticed, recognizing in its most recent election legislation that 15 percent of the state’s election officials have retired since the 2020 election. In an ongoing effort to address this issue, Governor Newsom signed SB 1131 into law on September 26, 2022, establishing new protections for public officials from harassment, threats, and acts of violence. As an urgency statute, SB 1311 went into effect that same day.
RPLG Welcomes Senior Counsel Andrew Shen
Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) welcomes Andrew Shen, who joins the firm as senior counsel after 15 years of service as Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco.