Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
However, the PAC's ruling that the public body was not justified in redacting bank account numbers is surprising, to say the least. The PAC concluded that only personal bank account information is protected under the "private information" exemption of 7(1)(b). Consequently, the public body could not rely on that exemption.
In my opinion, the PAC took too narrow of an interpretation of FOIA. There is no question that a public body's finances (i.e., how much money a public body holds in a particular account, how it spends that money, etc) is important public information. But why does an individual have the right or need to know the bank account numbers of a public body, particularly in this day and age? The protection of public funds should be just as important as the protection of private funds. This opinion makes no sense, and the harm it could create certainly seems to outweigh any public benefit (if there is any) in the release of account numbers.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
- an administrative adjudication decision is enforceable in the same manner as a court order or judgment;
- any expense that the municipality incurs in enforcing an administrative adjudication decision (including attorney’s fees, court costs, property demolition costs) can be collected against the defendant after the costs are fixed by the hearing officer or court; and
- the recording of the judgment will also be a lien against the real estate or personal estate, or both, of the defendant.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
He is engaged in core First Amendment speech commenting on political affairs and matters of public concern. To do so, he has taken carefully selected and short portions of significantly longer works, and embellished them with commentary and political criticism through music, his voice, and written subtitles. Even if California law allowed the City to assert a copyright claim, Teixeira’s activities plainly fall within the protections of fair use.Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
...no political subdivision may enact an ordinance or adopt a resolution that regulates the sale, purchase, purchase delay, transfer, ownership, use, keeping, possession, bearing, transportation, licensing, permitting, registration or taxation of any firearm or part of a firearm, including ammunition and reloader components, unless the ordinance or resolution is the same as or similar to, and no more stringent than, a state statute. WIS. STAT. § 66.0409(2).
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Monday, August 17, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
You can find out more and access the application on IHDA's website here.
Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf
Friday, August 14, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
We will be providing additional information about the new law to our clients after we have had an opportunity to analyze the various regulations, restrictions, and requirements in the new law.
In the interim, I've reprinted below our summary of some of the new regulations from our previous post on June 1st.
The bill does not mandate that police departments require their officers to wear body cameras, but it does establish certain guidelines for their use and requires local police departments to adopt policies consistent with those statutory guidelines. A few of these guidelines are summarized below:
2. The camera must be capable of recording for at least 10 hours.
3. The camera must be turned on at all times when the officer is in uniform and is responding to calls or engaged in any law enforcement-related encounter or activity that occurs while the officer is on-duty. This requirement contains a number of exceptions to protect witness confidentiality, etc.
4. The camera must be turned off when the officer is engaged in community caretaking functions.
5. The officer must notify a person of the recording if that person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.
6. Access to recordings is restricted, although they might be subject to release under FOIA in limited circumstances.
7. Recordings must be retained for 90 days.
8. Recordings cannot be used in officer disciplinary proceedings except in certain limited circumstances.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
the Constitution does not require strict adherence to the city's ordinances. What the Constitution does demand - that the notice as given be reasonably calculated to alert Shoemaker of the charges against him and any avenues available for challenging those charges - was accomplished by the notices distributed by the city.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Monday, August 10, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Friday, August 7, 2015
Friday, August 07, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Below is a summary of Ancel Glink's sessions:
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Attorneys Session, Moderator: Stewart Diamond (Ancel Glink)
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Attorneys - Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? Municipal Regulation and Use of Drones
Speakers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer and Derke Price (Ancel Glink)
2:45 - 3:45 pm and 4:00 - 5:00 pm
United We Stand/Divided We Fall: How to Govern With Civility and Respect
Speakers: Stewart Diamond, Rob Bush, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, and Derke Price, and Julie Tappendorf (Ancel Glink)
Friday, September 18, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Using Parliamentary Procedures
Speakers: Stewart Diamond & Julie Tappendorf (Ancel Glink)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Legislative Update; Clerk Community - What's Happening; Hot Topics
Speakers: Stewart Diamond, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, and Adam Lasker (Ancel Glink)
10:30 - 11:30 am
Police Use of Deadline Force
Speakers: Ellen Emery (Ancel Glink) & Charles Gruber
We hope to see you at the conference!
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Thursday, August 06, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Each park district is subject to and shall comply with the requirements of the Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act if the park district is directly responsible for organizing and providing a sponsored youth sports activity as a youth sports league by registering the players and selecting the coaches, as those terms are defined in the Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
- establishes no-drone zones within 5 miles of the city's major airports, schools, hospitals, places of worship, and open-air stadiums;
- regulates the hours of operation for drones, prohibiting them from 8 pm to 8 am;
- requires that the operator of the drone be within sight of the drone;
- prohibits the use of drones for surveillance, unless authorized by law;
- prohibits operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- prohibits arming drones with weapons; and
- requires the operator to register the drone and provide proof of insurance.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Monday, August 03, 2015 Julie Tappendorf