California Supreme Court Watch

Sep 09, 2019
#19-139 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. v. Amador Water Agency, S257009. (C082079; 36 Cal.App.5th 279, mod. 37 Cal.App.5th 164a; Amador County Superior Court; 16CV9564.)

#19-139 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. v. Amador Water Agency, S257009. (C082079; 36 Cal.App.5th 279, mod. 37 Cal.App.5th 164a; Amador County Superior Court; 16CV9564.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Wilde v. City of Dunsmuir, S252915 (#19-15), which presents the following issue: Can the electorate use the referendum power (Cal. Const., art. II, § 9) to challenge a city’s resolution increasing water fees or is such a challenge expressly limited to the power of initiative (Cal. Const., arts. XIII C & XIII D, § 6 (Proposition 218))?

Review granted/briefing deferred: 08/28/2019

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.