Key Points AB 2449 provides complex and restrictive alternative teleconference procedures: At least a quorum of the members of the legislative body must participate in person from a singular physical location identified on the agenda, which location will be open to the public and within the boundaries of the local agency; A member may only teleconference for publicly disclosed "just cause" or in "emergency circumstances" approved by the legislative body; and A member may only teleconference for a limited number of meetings...
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Key Points A California Court of Appeal held that the State Water Board lacks authority under Water Code, § 1052(a) to curtail valid pre-1914 appropriative water rights holders from diverting water This decision tracks precedent concerning the Board’s very limited power to regulate pre-1914 water rights But the State Water Board might still regulate pre-1914 water rights under other authorities, including drought emergency regulations On September 12th, the Sixth District Court of Appeal held that Water Code section 1052(a) does not authorize the State Water Resources Control Board to curtail valid pre-1914 appropriative water right holders from diverting water under tho
September 19, 2022 (San Francisco, CA) – A deal team from Hanson Bridgett LLP recently represented long-time client Dwell, a premium home design magazine turned-digital media brand, in its acquisition by Recurrent Ventures. The venture equity-backed digital media company owns over 25 brands, including Bob Vila, Business of Home, Domino, Popular Science, Saveur, and many others. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Hanson Bridgett team was led by partners Mike Gorback and Raffi Zerounian and lead associate Walt Binswanger...
September 9, 2022 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP was selected by The Recorder as a finalist for two California Legal Awards: Environmental, Social, and Governance initiative, which focuses on "initiatives with external impact" The Vanguard Award, which recognizes firms that "have revolutionized their business to stay one step ahead of the current and future forces shaping the legal industry." Winners will be announced at an event on the evening of November 3 at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco...
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