California Supreme Court Watch

Jun 10, 2015
Jacks v. City of Santa Barbara, S225589

 Jacks v. City of Santa Barbara, S225589.  (B253474; 234 Cal.App.4th 925; Santa Barbara County Superior Court; 1383959.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issue: Is the City of Santa Barbara’s 1 percent increase on its electricity bills (i.e., the 1 percent surcharge) a tax subject to Proposition 218’s voter approval requirement or a franchise fee that may be imposed by the City without voter consent?

Review granted/issue limited 06/10/2015

See the Petition for Review.

Oral Argument 04/04/2017 | Decided: 06/29/2017

See the California Supreme Court opinion.