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Yolanda M. Summerhill

Yolanda M. Summerhill

Yolanda Summerhill currently serves as Assistant City Attorney to the cities of Costa Mesa and Placentia. Ms. Summerhill focuses on all aspects of municipal law including land use, conflicts of interest under the Political Reform Act & Government Code Section 1090, the Ralph M. Brown Act, the Public Records Act, competitive bidding, public contracts, and elections. In the area of land use, she has worked with client cities in adopting general plan updates and/or amendments to general plans, specific plans, CEQA compliance, adoption and approval of airport land use compatibility plans, and crafting land use ordinances. She has worked on a number of election matters, including initiatives and referenda, with the preparation of ballot titles and summaries, impartial analysis, along with compliance with the state and federal Voting Rights Act minority language requirements. She regularly attends city council and planning commission meetings advising the respective legislative bodies on compliance with the Brown Act, following parliamentary rules of procedure and avoiding conflicts of interest.

Ms. Summerhill serves the community both formally and informally. She has served on a number of boards and committees including the Gary Center of La Habra and the City of Westminster Financial Review Committee.