The attorneys in Goldfarb & Lipman’s public agency practice are experienced working with cities, counties, redevelopment agencies, public housing authorities, joint powers authorities, and special districts throughout California to ensure compliance with all governing laws regarding their responsibilities to conduct open meetings and public access to records. It is fundamental to our system of government that these bodies properly notice meetings and conduct themselves with transparency and integrity.
Goldfarb & Lipman’s extensive representation of cities, counties, commissions, joint powers authorities, and special districts affords us unique insight into the issues encountered by our public agency clients. We provide experienced counsel and training to our public clients on the statutory requirements affecting public agencies, including the Brown Act, Public Records Act, noticing, public bidding, public construction contracts, prevailing wages, compliance with the Fair Political Practices Act and on issues relating to contracting and due process. Goldfarb & Lipman attorneys regularly provide advice to clients on agenda noticing requirements, proper matters for closed sessions and related issues under the Brown Act. We have extensive experience with the Public Records Act, including review of client documents in response to public record act requests and defense of clients in litigation challenging compliance with the Public Records Act.