Entries by Michael Travis

Attorney Meghan Covert Russell to present at ‘Yes on Prop 51’ Event

On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, Parker & Covert LLP attorney Meghan Covert Russell will be presenting a roundtable discussion on hot topics surrounding athletic facilities, including health and safety issues. The informational event, including attorneys and architects discussing issues related to school athletic facilities, will precede a Fiesta Fundraiser presented by CASH and AFE Sports in support […]

Friends of the College v. San Mateo Community College District: A Major CEQA Victory for Districts

  September 19, 2016 The California Supreme Court handed down its latest California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) decision, Friends of the College v. San Mateo Community College District, on September 19, 2016. The decision is a major victory for agencies, including K-12 and community college districts, considering changes to a previously approved project that required […]

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Court Issues Ruling in Favor of State Allocation Board in Lawsuit Regarding Level III Developer Fees

On May 25, 2016 the State Allocation Board (“SAB”) voted to authorize Level III Developer Fees, consistent with Government Code section 65995.7. Shortly thereafter the California Building Industry Association (“CBIA”) filed a lawsuit in the Sacramento Superior Court challenging the action of the SAB, in a case entitled California Building Industry Association v. State Allocation […]

Sacramento Superior Court Issues Tentative Ruling in Favor of State Allocation Board in Lawsuit Regarding Level III Developer Fees

As you will recall, on May 25, 2016 the State Allocation Board (“SAB”) voted to authorize Level III Developer Fees, consistent with Government Code section 65995.7. Shortly thereafter the California Building Industry Association (“CBIA”) filed a lawsuit in the Sacramento Superior Court challenging the action of the SAB, in a case entitled California Building Industry […]

Attorney Michael T. Travis to Appear as Panelist at 34th Annual OC LERA Labor and Employment Law Conference

The Orange County Labor and Employment Relations Association (“OC LERA”)  is holding its 34th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on July 27, 2016 at the Anaheim Sheraton Park Hotel. This annual conference is co-sponsored by the National Labor Relations Board, OCLERA, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The conference will provide practical information on […]

Students Entering Kindergarten or 7th grade Can No Longer Rely on Personal Belief Exemptions to Avoid Vaccination Requirements

  July 1, 2016  SB 277 Reminder: Law Now Fully In Effect Effective today, July 1, 2016, students entering kindergarten or 7th grade (known as “vaccination checkpoints”) must be vaccinated and can no longer rely on a personal belief exemption (“PBE”).  Students who have a PBE may be “grandfathered in” if they are not entering […]

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Court of Appeal Rules Competitive Bids Not Required for School District Entering Into Lease-Leaseback Contracts for New Facilities

May 16, 2016 The California Court of Appeal has issued a new decision regarding the use of lease-leaseback  agreements for school construction projects.  In the case entitled Mcgee v. Balfour Beatty Construction LLC, (Cal App., 2016 DJDAR 4306) plaintiff McGee brought suit against defendants Balfour Beatty and the Torrance Unified School District. Torrance had entered […]

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State Increases Limits to Developer Fees and Contracting Amounts

Update: On February 24, 2016, the State Allocation Board approved adjustments to the Level I developer fees.  The residential development amount was increased to $3.48 per square foot (from $3.39) and $0.56 per square foot for commercial/industrial development (increased from $0.55).  The change was the result of a miscalculation in the original amounts approved at […]