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Video California Enacts Privacy Law for Local Agencies: SB 272, Disclosure of Enterprise Systems

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Article Local Regulation of Commercial Drones: The Next Frontier

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Video Brown Act Teleconference Requirements

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Video Procedural Requirements for Declaring Water Shortage Emergency and Adopting Water Use Restrictions

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PDF Governor’s Pension Reform Bill and Constitutional Amendment Proposed February 2, 2012

PDF Proposed Determination of Governmental Plan Status

Article New Gift Rules Effective January 1, 2012

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PDF Joan Cassman Named 25 Top Municipal Lawyers of 2011

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PDF Groundbreaking Development in Future of P3s in California

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