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New Law Clarifies that Business Improvement and Tourism Marketing District Assessments are Not Taxes Under Proposition 26

Local Government Bears the Burden of Proving that an Assessment is Not a Tax - Assembly Bill 483, signed as urgency legislation by the Governor on October 4 and effective immediately, clarifies provisions of California...more

Court Rules Voter Initiative Cannot Force Water District to Set Rates Below Level Mandated by State Statute - Water Districts Must...

In Mission Springs Water District v. Verjil, a California appellate court invalidated voter initiatives that had proposed to reduce a water district’s recently adopted rate increases and limit the amount the district could...more

Proposition 26 Guide for Special Districts

Kelly Salt, a Best Best & Krieger partner based in San Diego, authored this guide specifically geared toward helping special districts in California navigate the requirements of Proposition 26. Published by the California...more

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