RPPG Director, Government Affairs Dane Hutchings

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.

The annual City Managers Conference brings together hundreds of city managers and county chief administrative officers to further their professional development, discuss timely issues and learn about new products, services and technologies to take back to their cities.

Arthur Hartinger

RPLG Founding Partner Art Hartinger

Mr. Hartinger and Mr. Hutchings’ presentation, “Independent Contractors and CalPERS: How to Prepare, What to Avoid,” will explore the regulations and intricacies surrounding the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Bringing their experience litigating this issue before CalPERS, the pair will share their understanding of applicable policy and legislative trends. They will present from 9:00-10:15 a.m. on Thursday, February 6.

Access Mr. Hartinger and Mr. Hutchings’ presentation here.

“It’s essential for city managers to have a strong understanding of potential pension obligations,” said Mr. Hartinger. “Dane and I are looking forward to sharing our insights and connecting with city managers from across the state up in Napa.”

RPPG Legislative Assistant Madeline E. Cline will also attend the conference. RPLG, a Silver-Level Partner of the League of California Cities, will have a number of attorneys in Napa during the conference. Founding Partners Louise Renne, Jon Holtzman and Teresa Stricker and Partner Linda Ross from RPLG, as well as RPLG.Solutions Principal Bill Lindsay and RPLG.Solutions Consultant Bruce Rudd  will attend various conference sessions, the Cal-ICMA dinner and the California City Management Foundation dinner.

Renne Public Policy Group (RPPG) is a full-service lobbying and consulting practice that strives to advance the interests of public agencies and companies that align with public entities. As a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), RPPG provides clients with full wraparound services informed by a keen understanding of California’s evolving legislative and political landscape.