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Megan A. Burke

Megan A. Burke

Partner - Oakland

510.273.8780 t
510.273.8773 d
510.839.9104 f

email maburke@bwslaw.com
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Megan A. Burke provides municipal law services to public agencies throughout California.  She currently serves as the Assistant City Attorney for the Town of Tiburon and as the Assistant Counsel for the Eastern Contra Costa Transit District. 

Megan specializes in revenue issues, such as the adoption and defense of rates, fees, and taxes in compliance with Propositions 13, 218 and 26 and the Mitigation Fee Act.  For example, she has assisted local agencies with the establishment and increase of rates for water, sewer and solid waste services and the adoption and management of various impact fees.  Megan has also defended multiple lawsuits challenging the legality of rates and impact fees under the California Constitution and state law. 

In addition, Megan provides special counsel litigation and advisory services on a wide range of public law matters, including the Bradley-Burns local sales tax law, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, local land use and zoning issues, general municipal law, the California Public Records Act, and conflicts of interest.  Megan is currently prosecuting several actions on behalf of cities and successor agencies against the Department of Finance, which challenge adverse determinations related to the dissolution of redevelopment agencies.

Presentations

  • Salvaging Tiered Water Rates Post San Juan Capistrano, Contra Costa County City Attorneys Association, June 2015
  • California Public Records Act and Records Retention Policies, Client Presentation, 2014
  • Lessons Learned from Livermore's Experience with the Board of Equalization, BACA Luncheon, January 2014

Publications

  • Inclusionary Housing Requirements Suffer Another Blow, November 2013
    The Northern News

Recognitions

  • Prosser Award: Criminal Law
  • Prosser Award: Water Law