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In the Public Interest is Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP's regular e-newsletter of fresh, relevant and useful legal information for public agencies. Browse through previous issues below or follow the link located at the bottom of this page to subscribe to receive future issues.


In the Public Interest No. 20, December 2020
Using Solar & Energy Storage to Build Resilient Communities, 5 Considerations for Preparation of Administrative Records, Successful Short-Term Rental Regulations: It is Possible!

In the Public Interest No. 19, September 2020
Down Payment Assistant Programs: Building a Bridge to Home Ownership, Navigating the Challenges Posed by SB 35, Is Local Control of Affordable Housing Development Dead?

In the Public Interest No. 18, June 2020
Shifting Coastlines: Managed Retreat Strategies for Cities Addressing Coastal Erosion, Agencies Bear Costs of Redacting Electronic Records, But Questions Remain in Recent PRA Decision, Streamlining Agency Operations with Electronic Signatures

In the Public Interest No. 17, May 2020
Processing Housing Construction Projects Under State and Local Shelter-in-Place Orders, New Organic Waste Processing and Food Waste Recovery Rules Moving Forward

In the Public Interest No. 16, February 2020
Building Decarbonization Update: California Energy Commission Approves First Set of Electric Reach Codes, Coming to a Backyard Near You: What’s New with ADUs in 2020, Celebrating 40 Years of Serving the Public Interest

In the Public Interest No. 15, December 2019
En Garde: China’s National Sword Shakes Up Recycling, Vehicle Miles Traveled Replaces Level of Service – CEQA Analysis of Transportation Impacts

In the Public Interest No. 14, October 2019
Triannual State Building Code Update Presents an Opportunity for Local Governments to Decarbonize Homes and Buildings, Project Descriptions in CEQA: Too Much Flexibility is a Bad Thing

In the Public Interest No. 13, August 2019
Supreme Court Reaches Major Takings Decision in Knick v. Township of Scott, Tips for Complying with the FPPC’s Revised “500 Foot Rule”, Understanding Recent Changes to Local Initiative Processes

In the Public Interest No. 12, January 2019
Top Ten Tips and Resources for Newly Elected Councilmembers, If Your Community Is Concerned about the Threat of Wildfire, Here Is Some Useful Information, SMW Welcomes Two New Partners

In the Public Interest No. 11, May 2018
Ninth Circuit Provides Further Clarity on the Limits of Regulatory Takings, SB 50: The Legislature Attempts to Protect National Parks, Erects New Hurdles for Local Development, SB 827 Comes . . . and Goes

In the Public Interest No. 10, February 2018
New Requirements for Local Energy Storage Permitting Processes, 2017 Housing Law Update

In the Public Interest No. 9, October 2017
Streamlining Agency Operations with Electronic Signatures, The Public Trust Doctrine, Climate Change, and the Coast, Resources to Help Local Jurisdictions Encourage Multifamily Solar Installations

In the Public Interest No. 8, August 2017
Solar Eclipse Brings Call to Action from State Energy Officials

In the Public Interest No. 7, June 2017
Despite Recent Uptick in Developer-Sponsored Initiatives, Voters Remain Wary, State Updates Requirement to Reduce Waste from Construction and Demolition Projects, Defending Local Control of Land Use

In the Public Interest No. 6, March 2017
California Supreme Court Sheds Light on How Public Agencies Should Manage E-Communications Consistent with the California Public Records Act

In the Public Interest No. 5, December 2016
State Lawmakers Limit Local Control of Accessory Dwelling Units, Conservation Easements as Mitigation Measures: Tips for Public Agencies

In the Public Interest No. 4, October 2016
Local Actions Can Help Spur Renewable Energy Growth in California Communities, Is Community Choice Aggregation the Right Choice for Your Community?, Don't Forget the Energy Implications of New Projects - CEQA Guidelines Appendix F

In the Public Interest No. 3, August 2016
Governor’s “By Right” Bill Threatens to Eliminate Local Control over Residential Development

In the Public Interest No. 2, May 2016
PRA Ruling: Inadvertent Disclosure Does Not Waive Exemptions. But Then What?, AB 52: An Overview and Tips for Compliance

In the Public Interest No.1, February 2016
Practical Tips for Sign Ordinances Post-Reed, Firm Victory Clarifies Eminent Domain Rules




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