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California Special Districts Annual Conference | Legal Updates and Compliance Training for Special Districts

Join Meyers Nave attorneys Richard Pio Roda, David Mehretu, and Alex Mog at the 2022 California Special Districts Association’s (CSDA) Annual Conference. The annual conference provides educational programs and training sessions for special district professionals who lead, strategize and implement their district’s goals. This year’s Leadership Conference for Special Districts will be held in Palm Desert, California, August 22-25 and features Keynote speaker Shola Richards.

Meyers Nave Presentations

Change of Course: Social Media Issues: Free Speech, Public Records and Public Meetings | Principal David Mehretu | August 23 @ 11:00 AM
The use of social media by public entities, elected officials and employees presents significant legal and regulatory issues. The session will address the three most important social media issues facing Special Districts: (1) First Amendment – Does a public official violate First Amendment rights by blocking someone from the official’s social media account?, (2) Public Records – Are electronic communications through a social media account provided by a government entity, such as a Special District’s Facebook page, subject to the Public Records Act?, and (3) Public Meetings – What social media activities do and do not comply with public notice, public access and public comment requirements of the Brown Act?

This presentation has been approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Meyers Nave, a Professional Law Corporation, is a MCLE licensed provider. PN #10416

Ethics Compliance Training – AB1234 | Principal Richard Pio Roda and Of Counsel Alex Mog | August 23 @ 1:45 PM
AB1234 mandates agency officials receive two hours of ethics training every two years. This training covers all required topics, including conflicts, financial gain, perquisites of office, transparency, and fair process.

This presentation has been approved for 2 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Meyers Nave, a Professional Law Corporation, is a MCLE licensed provider. PN #10416

Homelessness: What Special Districts Need to Know and What Can They Do | Principal Richard Pio Roda | August 24 @ 10:45 AM
California continues to have the largest increase in homelessness each year now accounting for 28% of the homeless population in the U.S. and 51% of all unsheltered homeless individuals. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ landmark decision in Martin v. City of Boise held that enforcement of sleep, lie, camping or similar ordinances where there is insufficient shelter space to accommodate all homeless people violates the Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment. The session focuses on the challenges and best practices for addressing homelessness and its impact on special districts.

This presentation has been approved for 1.25 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Meyers Nave, a Professional Law Corporation, is a MCLE licensed provider. PN #10416

To learn more about CSDA’s annual conference, please visit: https://www.csda.net/annualconference/home