AALRR Attorneys to Present at Major Conferences and Workshops This Summer


Three Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) attorneys have been selected to speak at upcoming events focused on issues critical for the State of California. David Boyer will present at Law Seminars International’s Comprehensive Conference on Sustainable Groundwater Planning in California on July 11, while Kevin Dale and John Dietrich will present at the California Special Districts Association’s Understanding the Brown Act workshops on August 16, August 23, and August 30.

We hope to see you at the following events:

Development of GSPs: Working with Entities over which a GSA will have No Jurisdiction

Sustainable Groundwater Planning Conference, Tuesday, July 11, 10:30am-12:15pm, Marriott Courtyard Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA

David Boyer will discuss concerns and special issues for Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) in dealing with federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and Indian Tribes when developing Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs). Issues include legal parameters—including requirements for Tribal consultation—and tips for working your way through the dance of negotiation. Joining Mr. Boyer in this discussion will be Anecita Agustinez, Tribal Policy Advisor for the California Department of Water Resources, representing the Tribal perspective, and Paeter E. Garcia.

Mr. Boyer represents public and private clients in civil actions involving water rights and supply, state water contracts, and environmental and natural resources.

Understanding the Brown Act

California Special Districts Association, Wednesday, August 16, 9:00am-1:00pm, North of the River Recreation and Park District, Bakersfield, CA; Wednesday, August 23, 9:00am-1:00pm, South Feather Water and Power, Oroville, CA; Wednesday, August 30, 9:00am-1:00pm, Port San Luis Harbor District, Avila Beach, CA

The Ralph M. Brown Act, California’s open meetings law, provides legal requirements to help ensure the right of access to information and transparency in local government decision making. In this workshop, Kevin Dale (August 16 and 30) and John Dietrich (August 23) will guide attendees through the ins and outs of the Brown act, such as the discussion of what constitutes a meeting, including committees, advisory boards, and serial meetings; the different types and manner of conducting meetings, including special meetings, emergency meetings, and closed sessions; agenda requirements, notice requirements and public participation at meetings; and potential penalties for violating the Brown Act.

Mr. Dale counsels and represents public and private sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, and regularly assists public agencies in navigating the requirements of the Brown Act.

Mr. Dietrich represents private and public sector clients, California school districts, and community college districts in governance, labor relation and real property matters. 

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