Legal Opinions of the Attorney General -
Yearly Index

Opinions published in 2021

Opinion Question Conclusion Published
21-201 THE CITY OF LANCASTER has requested our permission to sue proposed defendant MICHAEL RIVES in quo warranto to oust him from his public office as a member of the Board of Directors of the Antelope Valley Healthcare District. The City alleges that ouster is required on the ground that Rives also holds a second, incompatible, public office as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Antelope Valley Community College District, in violation of Government Code section 1099. There are substantial questions of law and fact as to whether membership on the Antelope Valley Healthcare District Board of Directors and the Antelope Valley Community College District Board of Trustees are incompatible public offices, thus requiring Rives to forfeit his first-held office on the Healthcare District Board of Directors. Consequently, and because the public interest would be served by allowing the action to proceed, the application for leave to sue in quo warranto is GRANTED. 07/15/2021
19-401 Does California law authorize a county to contract with the military for the county to provide certain governmental services—such as water, waste removal, sewage, landscaping, street maintenance, and emergency vehicle repair—in support of a military installation within the county? Yes. California law generally authorizes a county to contract with the military for the county to provide those kinds of services in support of a military installation within the county.

Official Citation: 104 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 1
01/15/2021
18-502 Does a county’s nuisance abatement lien created under Government Code section 25845 have a ten-year expiration period like the judgment lien referenced in that statute? No. A county’s nuisance abatement lien created under Government Code section 25845 does not have a ten-year expiration period.

Official Citation: 104 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 9
02/16/2021