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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.

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.

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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Our tools for detecting wildfires, modeling their progression, evacuating residents and suppressing fires are outdated.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.

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Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Assn. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Assn.: The California Supreme Court Limits the Scope of the So-Called California Rule Governing Vested Pension Rights But Remains Cagey On When The Rule Will Apply In the Future

On July 30, 2020, the California Supreme Court limited the California Rule in a variety of helpful ways, but ultimately found that the case did not present an opportunity to “revisit” the California Rule itself. We could be waiting a long time for a case that brings further clarity about the continuing vitality and scope of the California Rule.

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COVID-19, the Census Delay, and Local Redistricting: What Local Public Agencies Can Do to Prepare

Local public agencies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and grappling with its wide-ranging effects have yet another consideration to worry about: its impact on local redistricting deadlines. 

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