Primer on Tribal Government Relations for City Attorneys

Recently at the League of California Cities City Attorneys’ Spring ConferenceHolly Roberson discussed the history and modern reality of sovereign California Native American Tribal Governments and what that means for Cities, including opportunities for Government to Government collaboration such as economic development, water, and land use, as well as how to engage effectively, legal requirements for consultation regarding Tribal Cultural Resources during CEQA (AB 52), General Plan Updates (SB 18) or projects with a federal nexus (Section 106).

Holly and her co-panelist, Merri Lopez-Keifer, prepared a Primer on Tribal Government Relations for California City Attorneys, which includes an introduction to the role of a City Attorney for constructive Tribal Government relations, as well as a comprehensive Tribal Government Relations Checklist created for City Attorneys to use and a comprehensive list of resource materials.

If you have any questions regarding the impact of these new laws on your workplace, please contact Holly Roberson or the attorney with whom you normally consult.

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