The California Land Use & Development Law Report Legal Commentary on Planning and Development

The California Land Use & Development Law Report
Legal Commentary on Planning and Development

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Municipal Water Rates are Protected from Referendum Challenges
The California Supreme Court ruled that water rates and other local utility charges are considered “taxes” for the purpose of California Constitution Article II, Section 9 and therefore exempt from the referendum process. Wilde v. City of Dunsmuir, No. S252915 (Cal. Supr. Ct., August 2, 2020). The City of Dunsmuir adopted new water rates to… Continue Reading…

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