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Senior counsel in Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley's litigation practice group. My practice covers a full range of litigation matters for public entities, including disputes over public revenues, election disputes, land use issues, general commercial litigation, and related appeals. I use my deep knowledge of California civil procedure to efficiently defend public entities in litigation and resolve disputes cost-effectively.

Specialties: Local government revenues, appellate law, election law, land use litigation, Public Records Act litigation, utilities and franchise law.

Last week, The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved moving forward with study of a “vacancy tax” it might add to the November 2020 ballot. The Los Angeles vacancy tax would likely be modeled after Oakland’s Measure W — which voters approved in 2018 by a 70%–30% margin, meeting Proposition 218’s two-thirds threshold for special

The City Council in Fort Bragg, in Mendocino County, will soon consider whether to propose a November ballot measure to change its name. The city’s name honors Braxton Bragg, who became a Confederate Army general after lending his name to a military base that would become the City of Fort Bragg.

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