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Jose M. Sanchez

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Jose Sanchez is a Principal and member of the firm’s Municipal and Special District Practice Group and Public Contracts Practice Group. He serves as City Attorney for the cities of Modesto and Cloverdale, Town Attorney for the Town of Windsor, and provides counsel to special districts and other public agencies.

Jose advises on the full range of legal issues facing cities, special districts and commissions, including the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act, other conflicts of interest laws, land use, environmental issues, rate setting, and public contracts and bidding. He has extensive experience negotiating and drafting development agreements and related entitlements needed for new development, assisting public entities through the public contract bidding requirements and dealing with complex code enforcement cases. Jose also provides advise to public agencies on how to navigate through high profile matters/crises, such as the transition of high level managers, airport issues, litigation, ramifications of the current California drought and other difficult issues.

In connection with Jose’s areas of expertise, he is often requested to speak on matters relating to the Brown Act, Conflicts of Interest, and the California Public Records Act.  At the request of the Institute for Local Government and the California Special District Association, he has participated in webinars related to conflicts of interest for public officials and the role of the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

Jose serves as a member of Meyers Nave’s Diversity Committee.


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