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Jon is senior counsel in CHW’s litigation, public finance, and public safety practice groups, and he leads the firm’s practice related to Pitchess discovery of law enforcement records. He has advised and represented local governments in a range of public law issues, including municipal finance, marijuana regulation, elections, land use, public utilities, and relations among local government entities.

As a litigator, Jon has assisted local governments from the levels of administrative code enforcement to the California Supreme Court.

As a general rule, one who requests government records under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) pays only duplication costs, not such other costs as those to withhold (“redact”) material exempt from disclosure. However, another CPRA provision specific to electronic records (Gov. Code § 6253.9(b)(2)) says requesters must pay for “data compilation, extraction,