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Advancing the interests of public agencies

Advancing the interests of public agencies

About Renne Public Policy Group

We advocate for our clients with passion, poise and courage.

Renne Public Policy Group (RPPG) is a full-service  lobbying and consulting practice that strives to advance the interests of public agencies and the companies that align with public entities. We do so effectively and efficiently, without compromising on integrity. As a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), we provide our clients with a keen understanding of California’s evolving legislative and political landscape, which is critical when making policy, legal and operational decisions. RPPG draws from the wisdom of respected former public officials, the knowledge of municipal policy experts and the tenacity of experienced legislative advocates to provide full wraparound services for our clients.

RPPG addresses public policy challenges from Sacramento with government affairs, lobbying, policy advocacy and public information services.


For over a decade, Dane Hutchings has been advocating for the best interests of both public and private entities. He is a seasoned legislative advocate and political strategist with a keen understanding of the California political process and landscape. Leading RPPG as its Director of Government Affairs, he brings a unique understanding of California local government operations, service delivery methods and revenue sources.

Jonathan (Jon) Holtzman is a founding partner of Renne Public Law Group, and was previously a founding partner of Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP. Mr. Holtzman’s practice focuses on assisting government agencies maintain and expand public services through strategic consulting, negotiations, fact finding, arbitration and litigation. He specializes in addressing long-term structural issues relating to pensions, health benefits, retirement health benefits, civil service reform, and other means of attaining greater managerial discretion and effectiveness through collective bargaining and reorganization.

With a practice focused on labor and employment law for over 33 years, Arthur (Art) Hartinger is one of California’s leading labor and employment attorneys. He is a founding partner of Renne Public Law Group, and was previously a partner at Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP. Since 2004, he has been recognized each year as a “Northern California Super Lawyer” and was one of the Daily Journal’s “Top 75 Labor & Employment Attorneys” in 2013. He was also selected by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top 20 Municipal Lawyers in California” for 2011, 2012, and 2013, and in 2012 he was named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California.”

Policy and Strategic Advisors

With nearly 2,000 pieces of legislation introduced by the California legislature each year, it is critical that our clients have a complete understanding of the potential impacts that these measures may have on their agencies or businesses. RPPG’s group of Policy and Strategic Advisors support our clients’ overall advocacy strategies by providing unique and experienced perspectives on the real-world impacts of pending legislative, regulatory and administrative proposals. Our Policy and Strategic Advisors are a dedicated team of municipal policy experts, retired high-ranking city staff and former local elected officials who can provide a holistic perspective to best position our clients for success.


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Swift Actions taken by the Governor and Legislature Re: COVID – 19 Outbreak Including New One-Stop Website

March 18th, 2020|0 Comments

During a time of certain anxiety and uncertainty, Governor Newsom as well as the California Legislature has taken swift, decisive and bipartisan action in an effort to support Cities, Counties and school districts to combat the growing spread of COVID-19 otherwise known as the Novel Coronavirus. All efforts are aimed at “flattening the curve” of those who will become infected—preserving resources (e.g. medical staff, hospital beds, ventilators etc.) for those Californians at the highest risk levels.

Housing, Contracting, Wildfires and More: Legislative Update – 2020 Trends and First Legislative Deadline

March 18th, 2020|0 Comments

With this year as the final year of the two-year session, Members are making the last push to successfully complete their policy goals and campaign promises before heading back to their districts for the fall recess.  With thousands of measures awaiting committee referrals making sense of what is “out there” can be somewhat of a challenge for a variety of reasons. 

  • Independent Contractors- How to Prepare, What to Avoid

Dane Hutchings and Art Hartinger to Present on Independent Contractors at League City Managers Conference

February 4th, 2020|0 Comments

RPPG Director, Government Affairs Dane Hutchings and Renne Public Law Group Founding Partner Art Hartinger will provide insight on pensions and independent contractors at the 2020 League of California Cities City Managers Conference, which will take place from February 5-7 at the Meritage Resort in Napa.

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