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Governor Issues New Executive Order Suspending Voting Rights Act Deadlines

by on April 10, 2020

posted in Elections, Meetings,

Yesterday, Governor Newsom amended his previous executive order regarding deadlines under the California Voting Rights Act (“CVRA”).  His new order clarifies that the suspension of CVRA deadlines applies to both of the “safe harbor” periods provided in Elections Code section 10010.  It is clear now the suspension applies to the first, 45-day period local agencies have to consider adoption of a resolution expressing intention to convert to district elections, as well as the second, 90-day period for the public hearings to create districts.  ... Continue Reading

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Governor Imposes Moratorium on Residential Evictions Through May 31

by on March 27, 2020

posted in Landlord-Tenant,

This afternoon, Governor Newsom issued an executive order imposing a moratorium on residential evictions through May 31, 2020.  The order was issued to protect residential tenants from evictions while stay-at-home (or “shelter in place”) orders are in place due to the COVID-19 public-health emergency.  ... Continue Reading

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Claims Act Deadlines Extended 60 Days

by on March 22, 2020

posted in Claims Act,

Yesterday, the Governor issued another in a series of executive orders in light of the COVID-19 emergency.  We provide a separate update concerning that order’s suspension of portions of the Brown Act.  In this blog post, we note that this latest executive order also extended the time for filing or responding to any claim (often referred to as a “tort claim”) under the Claims Act.  ... Continue Reading

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Governor’s Latest Executive Order further Suspends Portions of Brown Act

by on March 22, 2020

posted in Meetings,

On March 21, 2020, the Governor issued the latest of many executive orders concerning the COVID-19 public-health emergency.  This most recent order addresses a number of subjects, including local agency meetings under the Brown Act.  As to these meetings, the order suspends the Act’s prohibition against taking action on “off-agenda” business items under limited circumstances.  ... Continue Reading

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Governor Suspends Deadlines for Converting to District Elections

by on March 21, 2020

posted in Elections,

On March 20, the Governor issued another in a series of executive orders related to the COVID-19 public-health emergency that, among other things, suspended the deadlines related to the process of converting from at-large to district elections.  Specifically, the order suspends the deadlines provided in Elections Code section 10010 related to voluntary conversions undertaken in response to claimed violations of the California Voting Rights Act (“CVRA”).  Effectively, this means that cities and special districts that have received demands to convert to district elections, and cities and districts ... Continue Reading

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