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Update on Solicitation Ordinances: Regulating Content, Conduct or Communication?

Sacramento Convention Center

Please join Meyers Nave Principal Deborah Fox for a City Attorneys’ Track presentation at the League of California Cities Annual Conference that addresses First Amendment rights and permissible solicitation and panhandling ordinances, including an update on recent federal circuit court decisions and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Reed v. Town of Gilbert. In Reed, the Court articulated a very exacting content neutrality test that presents a daunting challenge for drafting constitutionally sound panhandling and solicitation regulations. Deborah will explain how Reed has changed this area of law and will discuss strategies that could help avoid, or satisfy, strict First Amendment scrutiny.

Bart Brizzee, Principal Assistant County Counsel for San Bernardino County, will join Deborah to share a discussion about a November 2016 preliminary injunction victory that he and Deborah achieved in a court ruling that addressed commercial solicitation and how to address these constitutional issues in real life. They will provide practical tips for practitioners to consider when drafting, revising or enforcing local laws or policies regarding solicitation and panhandling restrictions.

Date: Friday, September 15
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA
Registration: Please click here for more information about LOCC’s Annual Conference. To register for the Annual Conference, please click here.