Public Agency

Worden Williams provides general and special counsel services to public agencies throughout San Diego County. General counsel services include all areas of public agency law from Brown Act and conflict of interest rules for public officials to day-to-day contract and employee issues. Special counsel services generally involve litigation of contract, tort and land use matters and assistance with land use and environmental issues.

 Worden Williams is currently general counsel to the San Dieguito River Valley Joint Powers Authority, and Leucadia Wastewater District and special counsel for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) with regard to the environmental review for the Mid-Coast trolley extension project. The firm has provided general and special counsel services to cities and agencies throughout the County, including the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, North San Diego County Transit Development Board ("NCTD"), the San Diego County Water Authority, the Cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, Escondido, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Marcos, La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee, and Del Mar. The firm continues to provide these special counsel services to public agencies on an as-needed basis.

The firm's representation includes focused expertise in issues unique to public agencies such as:

  • Code Enforcement

  • Non Conforming Use Issues

  • Permit Processing

  • Business Regulation

  • Code Interpretation

  • Open Space and Property Acquisitions

  • Compliance With Budgetary and Taxation Requirements

  • Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Administrative Law and Procedures

  • Condemnation and Relocation

  • Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure

  • Initiative and Referendum

  • Joint Powers Authorities

  • Open Meeting Law/Brown Act

  • Public Contracts, Bids

  • Public Records Act

  • Solid Waste and Recycling

  • Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation

  • Personnel and Employment Matters