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Speaker to Address Government Role in Climate Change

Attorney to Speak on Local Government Role in Climate Change

Alum Greg Stepanicich will deliver public policy lecture at UCR on Nov. 7.

(October 23, 2007)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Greg Stepanicich, an attorney with extensive experience representing public agencies in California, will discuss “The Role of Local Governments in Addressing Climate Change” at UC Riverside on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in HMNSS 1500.

Stepanicich, who holds a B.A. from UC Riverside and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, is managing shareholder in the San Francisco law firm of Richards, Watson & Gershon.

His presentation is part of the Paul and Diane Garrett Public Policy Lecture series of UCR’s Public Policy Initiative.

For 30 years Stepanicich has represented local public agencies in a wide range of government law areas, including land use, local taxation and development fees, climate change and telecommunications. He serves or has served as city attorney for Beverly Hills, Seal Beach, Agoura Hills, Fairfield and Mill Valley.

Stepanicich is a member of the American, California and San Francisco bar associations, the Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.

The Public Policy Initiative is an interdisciplinary initiative that seeks to bring together faculty and students from a variety of disciplines to discuss and work on issues of importance to the region and the state. The initiative is responsible for establishing an undergraduate major in public policy and is in the early stages of planning for a Graduate School of Public Policy at UCR.

For more information, contact Anil Deolalikar, professor of economics and director of the Public Policy Initiative, at



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