Bianca Sparks

Principal

Bianca serves as the Assistant City Attorney and Assistant Successor Agency Counsel for the cities of La Puente and City of Industry.

Bianca previously served as City Attorney for the City of Selma, the City of Orange Cove, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Desert Hot Springs, Assistant General Counsel for the Water Replenishment District of Southern California and advised the Successor Agency to the Community Development Commission of the South El Monte Improvement District. Bianca advises local governments on a full range of municipal law issues, including the Public Records Act, the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act, the Tort Claims Act, redevelopment law and election matters. She also counsels clients on First Amendment issues, including the rights of public officials, billboard regulation, the Establishment Clause, use policies for public spaces and matters related to First Amendment retaliation. Her land use experience includes matters related to adult use and those involving the State Planning and Zoning Law.

Bianca also advises clients on competitive bid requirements, draft leases, and use and operating agreements as well as reviews general contracts.

After the wake of the Bell corruption scandal, Bianca served as special counsel to the City of Bell and provided extensive advice concerning federal, state and local investigations and audits. Bianca currently advises the Successor Agency to the Community Development Commission of the City of La Puente on all matters related to ABX1 26 and the Dissolution Act, and provides Successor Agency counsel during Oversight Board meetings. She has negotiated and drafted real estate acquisition, development, disposition, financing and leasing documents for the former Community Development Commissions of La Puente and South El Monte, and the former Desert Hot Springs Redevelopment Agency.

Bianca previously served as a law clerk with the California Teachers Association, where she drafted and filed unfair labor practice charges with the California Public Employment Relations Board and researched policy issues affecting the state’s education system. Bianca also managed a legal clinic for Unite HERE, Local 11, where she was responsible for interviewing hotel workers and collecting the information necessary to file unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board.

In addition to her practice of law, Bianca has extensive experience working with both state and local government. While serving as the Executive Analyst to the Fresno City Council, Bianca assisted in developing a $45 million neighborhood infrastructure project, creating the City’s Green Building Ordinance, and advising City Council members on all matters related to the City’s budget.

Bianca also served as a consultant to former Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante, for whom she worked on policy matters such as the development of the University of California at Merced, and air quality issues.

James M. Casso

Principal

Bianca Sparks

Principal

John J. Harris

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