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Draft Guidelines for Planning Grants Released by California Department of Water Resources
Best, Best & Krieger

Guidelines Will Drive Funding Process; Comments Due Oct. 5.

With the passage of the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1), California voters authorized the issuance of $7.1 billion in general obligation bonds for water quality, supply and infrastructure improvements in California. Included in Proposition 1 is the Sustainable Groundwater Planning Grant Program, which will allocate $100 million in competitive grants for the development of sustainable groundwater plans and projects. [Read Article]
Webinar: Safety Myths – Why They Don’t Prevent Accidents from Happening

There are causes and symptoms related to every accident. In many cases, organizations attempt to prevent future accidents by putting a band-aid on the real issue. We will look at common misconceptions about safety and why these “solutions” do not mitigate losses.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am 
Presented by Jim Mattheis,
Senior Risk Control Consultant

Dangerous Condition; Dangerous Precedent
Haight Brown & Bonesteel

Can a public entity be liable when a third party's negligence causes plaintiff's injury? Cordova v. City of Los Angeles involved a motor-vehicle accident where a negligent driver struck Cordova's vehicle, which then spun out of control and struck a tree planted in the median. The impact killed Cordova and two of her siblings; their parents filed suit against the City alleging dangerous condition of public property.

The Supreme Court found the entity liable, stating there is nothing in Government Code Section 835 that requires plaintiffs to establish the allegedly dangerous condition also caused the third party conduct that precipitated the accident.

This case is significant because it holds that even when a third party’s negligent or criminal conduct actually caused the accident at issue, if a governmental entity owned a condition that was involved in causing plaintiff’s injuries, it may still be held liable. [Read Full Article]
42nd Annual PARMA Conference
February 23-26, 2016
Indian Wells Renaissance Resort
Indian Wells, CA

Registration Now Open!

The Annual Golf Tournament is Tuesday, February 23 2016 with a tee time at 8am. Educational Sessions have CE and MCLE Credits. 
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