Municipal Law

Cole Huber LLP attorneys advise public agencies, from cities to special districts, on the full spectrum of laws affecting California local government.

We act as city attorney and as general counsel, and serve as special counsel to local agencies in a diverse range of subjects. Our attorneys are accessible, engaged, and knowledgeable about the matters facing public agencies.  We are dedicated to working efficiently to achieve results that enhance public trust and help the greater good.

Our many areas of municipal law expertise include:

  • The Ralph M. Brown Act and public meeting requirements
  • Conflicts of interest and ethics
  • Public Records Act
  • Ordinances and resolutions
  • Public employee hiring, discipline, and separation
  • Labor negotiations and relations
  • Public employee benefits
  • Law enforcement
  • Public safety
  • Local cannabis regulations
  • Elections
  • Propositions 13, 26, and 218
  • Annexations and LAFCO proceedings
  • Code enforcement
  • Eminent domain
  • Real property transactions
  • Land use and planning
  • Environmental law and natural resources
  • CEQA and NEPA compliance
  • Public contracts and bidding
  • Mining regulations and permitting
  • Public finance, taxes and fees
  • Municipal litigation