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 owns.
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.