This article explains the application of the Fair Political
Practices Commission’s eight-step process for determining whether
a public official may not participate in a decision because of
the potential effects of that decision on property the official
The United States Supreme Court has rejected a First Amendment
challenge to the application of Nevada’s conflict of interest
law. See Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan,
___ U.S. ___ (June 13, 2011).
A court of appeal has upheld a $22 million verdict in a contract
dispute involving the City of Compton. The city had terminated a
solid waste franchise (a form of contract); the franchisee sued
for breach of contract.
The City Managers Department of the League of California Cities
and County Administrative Officers Association of California have
adopted guidelines for determining chief executive compensation
for local agencies.