Beware in doing business with a public entity that any change in scope of work is documented and approved

If a public contract is declared void, a contractor may not be paid for work performed under that contract. Persons dealing with the public agency are presumed to know the law with respect to the requirement of competitive bidding and act at their peril. If the contract is absolutely void as being i...
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In California, private entities and not public entities may be liable for conditions causing virus transmission.

Private entities can be held liable for conditions leading to virus transmission. For example, where discharge of waters causes a virus, a person or entity may be held liable for causing infections.  Such was the case where a young person contracted poliomyelitis, a virus that is contracted primari...
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Do you have a water conservation project? Ask for help from the experts in applying for funding to get you the help you deserve.

Projects such as groundwater storage and pumping may be on the horizon with state money. Water grant or loan shall only be allowed if the entire service area qualifies as a disadvantaged community. (Wat. Code, § 10933.7). Loan and grants are administered by the State Water Resources Control Board (...
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The ability and effect of water supply distributors declaring a water supply shortage emergency on new development.

Among other things, a water emergency can be used to deny pipeline extensions and new water extensions. Swanson v. Marin Mun. Water Dist. (Cal. App. 1st Dist. Mar. 25, 1976), 56 Cal. App. 3d 512. A water supply distributor may declare a water supply shortage emergency when it finds that the ordinary...
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