Top Attorney 2022

21 Lagerlof Attorneys Recognized as Pasadena Magazine Top Attorneys 21 Lagerlof, LLP attorneys were listed as Pasadena Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” for 2022. The most out of any firm featured in the magazine. The attorneys recognized were Robert Bailey, Thomas Bunn, James Ciampa, Joshua Driskell, Nicholas Everett, Mark Flewelling, Lindsay Francis, Brian Friedman, Sue Hong, William […]

Public Agency Board Meeting Agendas: Adding an Item After the Agenda Has Been Posted

Public Agency Board Meeting Agendas: Adding an Item After the Agenda Has Been Posted What happens if a public agency Board meeting agenda has been posted, and an important matter arises after the agenda is posted? Agencies are allowed to take action on important, time-sensitive items to ensure compliance with the Brown Act. Posting a […]

The Small Water System & Rural Communities Drought & Water Contingency Planning Report

The Small Water Systems and Rural Communities Drought and Water Shortage Contingency Planning Report: A Summary of Likely New Requirements As part of the Conservation is a Way of Life legislation (AB 1668 and SB 606) passed in 2018, the Department of Water Resources (“DWR”) and State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board”) were […]

Groundwater Sustainability for Future Generations

Groundwater Sustainability for Future Generations A Summary of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act With the passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in 2014, California will now take a different approach to how it handles its groundwater supply.  For the first time the state will be involved in regulating groundwater, although much of the power […]

Article of Collections – Part 2

Articles of Collections – Part 2 Getting the Money in the Door: Solving the Problem of Collections – Part II Water purveyors face a myriad of operational issues on a daily basis, from ensuring an adequate supply of water to meeting the increasing number of regulations governing drinking water.  They must manage employees and meet […]

Article of Collection – Part 1

Articles of Collections – Part 1 Getting the Money in the Door: Solving the Problem of Collections Water purveyors face a myriad of operational issues on a daily basis, from ensuring an adequate supply of water to meeting the increasing number of regulations governing drinking water.  They must manage employees and meet the expectations of […]

A Business Checklist [Not Just] for Water Purveyors

A Business Checklist [Not Just] for Water Purveyors Beyond providing safe drinking water to customers, public agencies, mutual water companies and investor-owned utilities must ensure that all business-related matters are in order.  Below is a list of questions that water purveyors should ask themselves at least once per year to make sure the business side […]