California Supreme Court Watch

Feb 09, 2019
#19-15 Wilde v. City of Dunsmuir, S252915. (C082664; 29 Cal.App.5th 158; Siskiyou County Superior Court; SCCVPT16549.)

#19-15 Wilde v. City of Dunsmuir, S252915. (C082664; 29 Cal.App.5th 158; Siskiyou County Superior Court; SCCVPT16549.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a peremptory writ of mandate, reversed and remanded with directions in a civil action. This case 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: 01/30/2019

See the California Court of Appeal opinion.