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Webinar: How Cities and Counties Can Fix Dangerous Properties; Add Housing Stock; Increase Tax Revenue; And Recover Fees
September 9, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
1 Hour MCLE
Almost every city or county has abandoned, fire damaged, or otherwise dilapidated properties. The majority of the time these properties sit abandoned and dilapidated for years with no solution in sight. However, a solution for these longstanding dilapidated properties exists under California Health and Safety Code (“HSC”) §§ 17980.6 and 17980.7.
Speaker: Ryan Griffith
Ryan Griffith attended CSU, Chico for his undergraduate studies and Golden Gate University School of Law, where he received the Faculty Scholarship. At GGU, Ryan received Witkin & Cali Awards for Academic Excellence. Ryan also made the Dean’s List every semester he attended. He finished in the top 12% of his class and was named to GGU Law School’s Jesse Carter Honor Society.
After law school, Ryan was hired by the Vallejo City Attorney’s Office to create its Neighborhood Law Program where he worked closely with the Vallejo Police, Fire, Code, and Building Departments to improve the quality of life in Vallejo. His primary achievement was creating Vallejo’s Health and Safety Receivership Program, which resolved issues with longstanding nuisance properties. The receivership program also recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for the City.
The Solano County Bar Association recognized Ryan’s efforts and named him the Solano County Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year in 2013. Since his time in Vallejo, Ryan has worked for several litigation firms that specialize in municipal code enforcement litigation. In 2017, Ryan joined Bay Area Receivership Group as its lead attorney.There, he is able to help cities and counties address blighted properties.