The California Firefighters Bill of Rights contains procedural requirements for firefighter interrogation before and during an investigation, protections for political activity and procedural requirements for the administrative review of certain discipline. In this Best Best & Krieger LLP webinar, attorney Mark Velasquez will review:
- who is covered by the Act,
- when it applies,
- the pre-interrogation and during interrogation procedures and requirements,
- proper notice of interrogations and discipline,
- the right to representation,
- the imposition of discipline,
- administrative appeals of discipline and
- other miscellaneous provisions of the Act, such as personnel files.
In 2019, the Department of Water Resources approved nine out of 15 Alternative Plans submitted pursuant to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, or SGMA. Groundwater Sustainability Plans for critically overdrafted basins must be submitted to the Department of Water Resources by Jan. 31, with GSPs for the remaining high- and medium-priority basins due Jan. 31, 2022. This Best Best & Krieger LLP webinar will provide helpful insights to agencies and consultants for successfully drafting their GSPs to meet legal standards, and will identify areas that are yet to be clarified by the reviewing state agencies.
Bond investors are increasingly interested in investing in socially responsible bonds. The U.S. green bonds market had its biggest year yet in 2019. Green bonds are bonds designated to finance or refinance improvements that are environmentally beneficial or climate change resilient. In this Best Best & Krieger LLP webinar, Partner Mrunal Shah will discuss the types of projects that are eligible for green bond designation, the basics of obtaining a green bond designation and how public agencies can use green bonds to further their public policy goals.