California Municipal Law Blog

State Water Board Releases Draft Regulation to Implement Governor’s Executive Order Concerning Water Conservation

by on April 24, 2015

posted in Administrative Regulations, Water,

On April 1, 2015, in response to the worsening drought conditions in California, the Governor declared a State of Emergency and issued Executive Order B-29-15 (“Order”). The drought is considered the worst in California’s history and the State will be required to recover 11 trillion gallons of water to overcome the severity of this crisis.  The Governor’s Order is extensive, requiring water use reductions from businesses, water suppliers, and everyday citizens. On April 21, 2015, the State Water Resource Board (“Water Board”) released its draft regulations to implement the Governor’s ... Continue Reading

tags: Drought, Executive Order, Regulations, State Water Resources Control Board, Water Conservation,

FPPC Amends Regulation Governing Conflicts of Interest for Public Official Businesses

by on February 23, 2015

posted in Administrative Regulations, Ethics,

The Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) has recently adopted a new regulation governing when public officials have conflicts of interests in businesses they own or for which they are investors. The amended regulation, which became effect in January 2015, is part of a broader FPPC program to streamline and simplify the regulations that implement the Political Reform Act of 1974, California’s principal law governing the ethics of public officials. The recent amendment concerning business-based conflicts follows changes the FPPC made in 2014 to the regulation governing conflicts for ... Continue Reading

tags: Business Interests, conflicts of interest, Regulations,