William J. “Jim” Priest represents public agencies as of counsel in the Municipal Law practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP. Operating out of the firm’s Ontario office, he provides both general and special counsel services to many cities, counties, special districts and other clients. Jim’s particular areas of practice includes local elections, public finance, land use and ethics law.



The purpose of this course is to provide municipal clerks an overview of the various laws governing required public notice of local government actions, including the Brown Act, CEQA, State Zoning and Planning law, and the rules for setting taxes, assessments and fees.