California Supreme Court Watch

Apr 29, 2015
#15-51 Citizens for Fair REU Rates v. City of Redding, S224779

#15-51 Citizens for Fair REU Rates v. City of Redding, S224779.  (C071906; 233 Cal.App.4th 402, mod. 233 Cal.App.4th 1479a; Shasta County Superior Court; 171377.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issues: (1) Is a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) transferred from the city utility to the city general fund a “tax” under Proposition 26 (Cal. Const., art. XIII C, § 1, subd. (1)(e))? (2) Does the exception for “reasonable costs to the local government of providing the service or product” apply to the PILOT (Cal. Const., art. XIII C, § 1, subd. (1)(e)(2))? (3) Does the PILOT predate Proposition 26?

Review granted/issues limited: 04/29/2015 | Oral argument: 05/30/2018

See the Petition for Review.