Municipal & Public Entity Law

Myers Widders has practiced municipal and public entity law for nearly 35 years.
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Experience. Expertise. Track Record.

Our Firm has represented numerous public agencies and special districts in a variety of legal matters, including personnel issues. We have developed a particular expertise in assisting school districts in the purchase, sale or lease of real property and surplus school sites.
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35 Years and Counting

Our work has included annexation and development, drafting zoning and other types of ordinances, general plan elements and specific plans. A number of the firm’s attorneys are experts in advising municipalities on state laws applicable to their day-to-day operations, including:

  • Brown Act
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Elections
  • Proposition 218
  • Tax allocation and revenue bonds
  • California Environmental Quality Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Purchase and Sale of Real Property

Experienced Attorneys

Monte L. Widders served as the City Attorney for Ojai (1980 - 2011) and J. Roger Myers served as City Attorney for Fillmore (1992 - 2007). Our experience in high visibility, complex land use litigation is unique. Always on the cutting edge, members of the firm have been involved in important cases such as Palmer v. Ojai (1986) 178 Cal.App.3d 280; Nollan v. Coastal Commission (1987) 483 U.S. 825; Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council (1992) 505 U.S. 1003; Pardee Construction Company v. City of Camarillo (1984) 37 Cal.3d 465, 690 P.2d 701, 208 Cal.Rptr. 228; Long Beach Equities v. County of Ventura (City of Simi Valley) (1992) 505 U.S. 1219; Garat v. City of Riverside (1991) 2 Cal.App.4th 259, 3 Cal.Rptr.2d 504; Building Industry Association v. Superior Court(Oceanside) (1989) 211 Cal.App.3d 277; Building Industry Association of Southern California v. City of Camarillo (1986) 41 Cal.3d 810, 718 P.2d 68, 226 Cal.Rptr. 81; and Del Oro Hills v. City of Oceanside (1995) 31 Cal.App.4th 1060, 37 Cal.Rptr.2d 677.
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Ventura Main Office

5425 Everglades St.
Ventura, CA 93003

Valencia Office

27240 Turnberry Lane Suite, 200
Valenica, CA 91355

Mammoth Lakes Office

126 Old Mammoth Rd, Suite 220
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546