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Developer Fees and Contracting Amounts Increased

Posted by Meghan Covert Russell | Feb 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Every two years the State Allocation Board (“SAB”) adjusts the amount of developer fees. On February 23, 2022, the SAB increased Level I Developer Fees to $4.79 for residential construction and $0.78 for commercial/industrial construction. Level I Developer Fee Increased:  At the State Allocat...


Posted by Maryela Martinez | Nov 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

On November 12, 2021, San Diego Superior Court Judge Cynthia A. Freeland dismissed a lawsuit brought by two parent groups, Let Them Breathe and Reopen California Schools (“Plaintiffs”), challenging California's K-12 mask mandate.      The dismissed lawsuit challenged the mask mandate contained...

National School Lunch Week

Posted by Sarita Patel | Oct 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves low-cost or free lunches to nearly 30 million children every school day. The NSLP was established by President Harry Truman in 1946.  President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962 to promote the importance of a health...

Under the Ralph M. Brown Act a memorandum placed in the county clerk’s office is not “available for public inspection” at a time when the clerk’s office is closed for business.

Posted by Precious D. Edem | Sep 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

The California Court of Appeal in Sierra Watch v. Placer County, et. al (Aug. 24, 2021, No. C087892) recently held that under the Ralph M. Brown Act, a memorandum placed in the county clerk's office is not “available for public inspection” at a time when the clerk's office is closed. In Sierra W...

Fall Welcomes New Changes

Posted by Sarita Patel | Sep 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Fall Welcomes New Changes As most schools are back in person for the fall, this year will bring continued and additional changes for many of our clients.  Parker & Covert welcomes many changes this fall as well. Attorney Stacy L. Toledo has been promoted to partner.  Stacy will continu...


Posted by Maryela Martinez | Sep 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

On August 24, 2021, the United States Department of Education's (“Department”) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (“OSERS”) issued a letter acknowledging that children with disabilities and their families have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic compared to the...

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies Gain Support

Posted by Sarita Patel | Aug 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

As schools and colleges prepare to open their campuses for the coming school and academic year, mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies are being implemented with increasing frequency. These policies are prompted not only by an increase in COVID-19 cases across California, specifically due to the...

Three Main Practices to Establish When Responding to a Public Records Act Request

Posted by Unknown | Jun 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Because of the breadth of records that can be requested and the right of the public to inspect records, PRA requests can be challenging to respond to in an organized and efficient manner. Included in this post are three tips to make the process more straightforward, organized, and efficient, producing a better result for both the requester and the public entity.

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