Municipal law, which governs the operation of cities and towns and which regulates the delivery of essential services, is the body of law that has the most immediate impact on everyday citizens. By controlling police, fire departments, public schools and garbage pickup, municipal law significantly affects a community’s quality of life. Municipal law is also the place where theoretical Constitutional protections are put to the test, as zoning decisions clash with private-property rights, parking restrictions aid or impede commerce, and elections preserve or subvert democratic rule. The attorneys at Monahan, Grove & Tucker have more than 59 combined years of experience in actively engaging in municipal law. The firm represents local governing bodies and individual citizens in cases related to:
Too often, economic development that would benefit an overwhelming majority is hindered by a small, non-representative group. Red tape on the state or federal level can also stymie progress. When a city ordinance, practice or development stirs up conflict with state and federal agencies, community groups, or individual residents, Monahan, Grove & Tucker provides robust representation to protect the interests of the city in service of the people it represents.
Newly elected officials often need to be educated on the differences between standard operating procedures in the public and private sectors. This can also be true for veteran city managers. Monahan, Grove & Tucker has the knowledge, experience and resources to inform responsible officers about the requirements of open meeting and open records law, the code of ethics and numerous other problems that are frequently faced by local entities. The firm can even help in drafting ordinances to avoid conflict with existing precedent.
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