Rialto Police Benefit Assn. v. City of Rialto (Court of Appeal Case No. E039649) (Issued 10/3/07)
This case arose under the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act and presented an issue of first impression: Is a city’s decision to enter into a contract with the county sheriff for law enforcement services, rather than continue to provide such services through the city’s own police department, subject to the meet and confer requirements of the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA) (Gov. Code, § 3500 et seq.)? The court answered in the affirmative.
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