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Matt Johnson Presents at the Idaho School Board’s Annual Convention

On November 12th, 2014, municipal law attorney, Matt Johnson, presented at the Idaho School Board’s Annual Convention in Boise, Idaho. Matt presented valuable information to Board members, District Clerks and Education Professionals entitled Records Policies – Custody, Classification, and Maintenance of Records.

Matt’s presentation focused on the elements of school district records policies. Matt discussed Idaho Public Records law and federal laws (FERPA-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) that impact records policies. Additionally, Matt directed his audience to the purposes and goals of records policy and the power authorizing school districts to adopt records policy. Matt then focused on policy guidelines, suggestions and ideas concerning public records requests and the classification, custody and maintenance (including proper destruction) of records.

Matt serves as the primary city attorney for the City of Melba and the City of Cascade, and also assists with legal counseling for cities, school districts, fire districts and irrigation districts represented by White Peterson. Matt is knowledgeable in matters relating to zoning and land use, water law, and environmental issues.

Matt Johnson Moderates Lorman Seminar Regarding Public Records and Open Meetings in Idaho

On September 16th, 2014, municipal law attorney, Matt Johnson, moderated Lorman Seminar’s training seminar What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Idaho to a number of Treasure Valley attorneys, Governor’s office staff, city clerks, local police department staff and fire district secretaries. This was Matt’s second time moderating this event for Lorman Seminar.

In addition to Matt’s moderator duties he also presented important material during session two regarding what a public record is, the statutory provisions surrounding public records, and what records can be disclosed when a public records request is received by an entity.

Matt serves as the primary city attorney for the City of Melba and the City of Cascade, and also assists with legal counseling for the cities of McCall, Nampa and Wilder, as well as other local government agencies represented by White Peterson. Matt is knowledgeable in matters relating to zoning and land use, water law, and environmental issues.

White Peterson Attorneys Present at Idaho Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Meeting

Three attorneys from White Peterson presented information at the continuing legal education portion of the annual meeting of the Idaho Municipal Attorneys Association held in Boise, Idaho on June 24, 2011. William F. Gigray presented materials and information on the methods Idaho cities can use to receive a fair return to taxpayers for private uses of a city’s rights of way, information on the impact of property tax exemptions granted to businesses that expand and add workers, and the effect that foreclosures against developers can have on the construction and ownership of public infrastructure needed to serve a foreclosed development. William F. Nichols presented materials and information regarding assessment liens created by local improvement districts and subordination requests from lenders. Matthew A. Johnson presented materials and information on creation of a stormwater utility to manage and fund stormwater related public infrastructure in order to respond to Environmental Protection Agency requirements related to provisions of the federal Clean Water Act.