Local Governments and the California Constitution

Attention: government, legal, political, and general assignment reporters

Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu; 510-642-6936

A one-day symposium on the California Constitution’s impact on local governments. Experts will cover a range of ongoing issues, including privacy, free speech, and religious liberty. Conflicts between state and local officials over redevelopment, water rights, and budgets will be examined by government representatives, attorneys, and academics.

Friday, Feb. 8, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Details are online here.

UC Berkeley School of Law, Room # 110. See campus map.

Manuela Albuquerque: Partner, Burke, Williams & Sorensen; former Berkeley City Attorney 
Buck Delventhal: Deputy City Attorney, Office of the San Francisco City Attorney
David A. Carrillo: Executive Director, California Constitution Center, Berkeley Law
Joseph Grodin: Associate Justice, California Supreme Court (Retired)
Joseph Sax: Professor of Environmental Regulation, Berkeley Law
Tara Mueller: Deputy Attorney General, Office of the California Attorney General

A complete list of speakers and panelists is here.

DETAILS: The symposium will include a series of five panels focusing on the California Constitution’s unique provisions on individual rights, and the relationship between state and local governments. Issues of governance will include revenue and finance, the trend to limit the constitutional power of charter cities, and more.

The event is co-sponsored by Berkeley Law and the League of California Cities. It is approved for 5.75 hours MCLE Credit.

SOURCES: For information about the event, or to register (free for news reporters), contact organizer David Grady at (510) 642-3702, or dgrady@law.berkeley.edu.