Off topic a bit: The statement of issues on review has been published in County of Santa Clara v. Superior Court (2008) 161 Cal.App.4th 1140 (Supreme Court no. S163681):
May a public entity retain private counsel to prosecute a public nuisance abatement action under a contingent fee agreement?
The issue is narrow. Although it remains possible that at some point, certain municipalities might be interested in using outside counsel to enforce living wage ordinances, it does not appear likely that this opinion will be broad enough to affect such cases, or any other wage and hour issues.