Essential Hour: Your First Ordinance or Resolution

This event occurred on Aug. 18, 2023. See below for instructions on how to purchase a recording of the event.

Presented by Cal Cities City Attorneys Department and the Attorney Development and Succession Committee

You’ve been asked to draft your first ordinance or resolution. You know your work will be presented to your city council. What do you do? What process should you follow? What are the things you need to know to ensure your ordinance or resolution is properly drafted and legally defensible?

Join us for a discussion about the essential “dos” and “don’ts” for drafting ordinances and resolutions. We will cover the basics, legal standards, and best practices for preparing these important legislative documents. Essential Hour is a presentation of the Attorney Development and Succession Committee, Substantive Law Subcommittee, of the City Attorneys Department.

The League of California Cities is a State Bar of California minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) approved provider. Cal Cities certified that this webinar meets the standards for participatory MCLE credit for registered attendees in the amount of one hour. Participatory MCLE credit is only available to those who are registered and participate in the “live” webinar. Cal Cities is unable to provide credit to those who choose to view the webinar recording.

Daniel S. Hentschke, Assistant City Attorney, Santa Barbara
Derek P. Cole, City Attorney, Oakley and Sutter Creek, Cole Huber LLP

If you wish to view the recorded event, please contact Megan Dunn. Cal Cities members will be charged $25 to view the recording. Non-member cities and all others will be charged $150.

For questions, please contact Megan Dunn.


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