Meyers Nave represented the City and its Redevelopment Agency in affordable housing and commercial transactions involving the purchase, sale and rehabilitation of properties. Included in this work are the negotiation and preparation of financing, acquisition and disposition agreements.
Meyers Nave attorneys assisted the City of Dublin in developing a Climate Action Plan, and the City became one of the first cities in Alameda County to adopt a Climate Action Plan in compliance with state and local air district requirements.
Meyers Nave worked closely with City staff and negotiated extensively with the landowner, the private developer and the other lenders that provided funding for a mixed-income housing development. The project was financed with tax credits, tax-exempt bonds backed by a letter of credit, City loans and a deferred-payment ground lease.
A multidisciplinary team of Meyers Nave attorneys is advising the City of Inglewood on the planned redevelopment of the Hollywood Park racetrack. The track, located three miles east of Los Angeles International Airport, is the largest parcel of undeveloped land in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Meyers Nave’s attorneys achieved an $8.3 million verdict awarded in favor of the City of Larkspur and against national engineering firm Jacobs Engineering Group with respect to fraudulently concealing defective design work on a bridge retrofit program.
For the City of Petaluma and the Petaluma Redevelopment Agency, Meyers Nave negotiated and drafted a development agreement, owner participation agreement, garage construction and operations agreements, and ancillary documents related to development of a theater, multi-family housing, retail and commercial project.
After a 7 day trial in October, chaired by David Skinner and Neli Palma, Judge Raymond M. Cadel, judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, overruled the Lily Company’s legal challenge to the Redevelopment Agency’s use of eminent domain.
In 2007, seven high-ranking African American police officers sued their Police Chief, Chris Magnus, their former and now-retired Deputy Chief, Lori Ritter, and the City of Richmond, claiming racial discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Five years later and after a three-month long trial, the Contra Costa County Superior Court jury rejected all 28 causes of action in Booker et. al v. City of Richmond. Meyers Nave attorneys represented the defense.
The City of San Bruno and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reached an agreement for PG&E to pay San Bruno $70 million in restitution to support the City and community’s efforts to recover after the Sept. 9, 2010 PG&E pipeline tragedy.
Meyers Nave is representing the City of Union City in its planning process for a compact new pedestrian- and transit -oriented mixed-use development near the City’s BART station. The development will include high-density residential, office and retail uses.
Meyers Nave provided bond counsel and disclosure counsel legal services for the issuance, sale, and delivery of $21 million of 2010 Tax Allocation Bonds to fund the Sotoyome Community Development Project.
San Jose, Calif. - On June 5, San Jose voters approved a pension reform ballot measure with 69.58% of the vote. Under Measure B, city employees in San Jose will retain pension benefits earned and accrued to date. On a going-forward basis, the following changes were approved: