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Neville v. County of Sonoma, A132673

A petition for writ of mandate challenging the authority of a county board of supervisors to terminate the petitioner's employment as agriculture commissioner and sealer is denied, where: 1) the state has sole jurisdiction over licensing and revoking a license of the commissioner and sealer, but the county has authority to appoint and terminate the employment of commissioners and sealers when the county determines that the performance of local tasks is unsatisfactory; so 2) the superior court correctly interpreted the relevant statutes, and the Board had the authority to terminate the petitioner's employment as the commissioner and sealer.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/21/2012
  • Published 05/21/2012

Judges

  • Lambden

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Stephen M. Murphy, Bruce D. Goldstein