Jeffry F. Ferre

Partner

jeff.ferre@bbklaw.com

Tel: (951) 826-8271

Location(s)

At a Glance

Jeff heads the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources and Special Districts practice groups.

Jeff assists clients in managing water resources, developing infrastructure and providing reliable utility services to their customers. 

He is a graduate of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

Jeff Ferre has more than 30 years of experience representing public clients on a variety of public law matters, including the Brown Act, conflict of interest laws, finance/rates and charges, and the Public Records Act. Jeff serves as general counsel to a number of public agencies and water districts. He is a partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP and is the firm's Environmental Law & Natural Resources and Special Districts practice group leader.

General Counsel
Jeff serves as general counsel to a number of public agencies, including:

  • Cucamonga Valley Water District
  • Western Municipal Water District
  • Coachella Valley Water District
  • Moulton Niguel Water District
  • San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency
  • Water Facilities Authority


In his capacity as general counsel, Jeff regularly attends meetings of boards of directors and provides advice on all aspects of governing a public agency, including the introduction and adoption of resolutions, ordinances and other policies. This work often requires assisting clients on the timing and structure of public hearings and presentations to the public. His clients depend on him to provide guidance and diffuse disputes in the often adversarial atmosphere of these board meetings. Jeff adeptly steers conflict toward productive discussion and solutions within the confines of the law.
 
Jeff has served on a number of committees that have addressed issues such as implementation of Proposition 218, which deals with the adoption of public agency rates and charges. Jeff regularly conducts training courses on areas of interest to special districts and provides ethics training to public officials as required by AB 1234. 

Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Redlands, B.A.


Admissions

  • California
New Environmental and Telecommunications Laws
Legal Alerts Jan 13, 2020

New Environmental and Telecommunications Laws

Part 3: California Laws Impacting Public Agencies for 2020

New Housing & Land Use, Local Government and Public Contracting Laws
Legal Alerts Jan 08, 2020

New Housing & Land Use, Local Government and Public Contracting Laws

Part 2: California Laws Impacting Public Agencies for 2020

Surplus Land Act Requirements Expand for Local Agencies
Legal Alerts Oct 15, 2019

Surplus Land Act Requirements Expand for Local Agencies

Part 2: New California Housing Laws

New Year, New Laws Impacting Public Agencies in California – Part II
Legal Alerts Jan 10, 2019

New Year, New Laws Impacting Public Agencies in California – Part II

Housing and Land Use and Environmental Laws Saw Changes in 2019

California Water Providers Must Test for Lead in Local Schools’ Water by Mid-2019
Legal Alerts Nov 06, 2017

California Water Providers Must Test for Lead in Local Schools’ Water by Mid-2019

AB 746 Imposes Requirements for Water Providers and School Districts

Tough Mandatory Water Restrictions of up to 36 Percent Retained in Draft Emergency Drought Regulation for California
Legal Alerts Apr 29, 2015

Tough Mandatory Water Restrictions of up to 36 Percent Retained in Draft Emergency Drought Regulation for California

State Water Resources Control Board Cites Need to Avoid Potential “Catastrophic Impacts”

Water Supply and Infrastructure Bond to be Placed on November Ballot
Legal Alerts Aug 14, 2014

Water Supply and Infrastructure Bond to be Placed on November Ballot

If Passed, Funding Available for Local Water Projects

State Water Resources Control Board Adopts Emergency Water Conservation Regulation in Response to Drought
Legal Alerts Jul 17, 2014

State Water Resources Control Board Adopts Emergency Water Conservation Regulation in Response to Drought

Regulation Requires Agencies to Restrict Outdoor Irrigation and Prohibit Certain Uses of Water

  • “Are You Complying? New 2015 Laws Affecting Public Agencies” PublicCEO, Jan. 14, 2015 (via BBKnowledge)
  • “Water Supply and Infrastructure Bond” BBKnowledge, Aug. 15, 2014

Contact Jeffry F. Ferre