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2017 
Fall 2017 Newsletter
California Constitution Prohibits Promises Not to Tax
Legal Bills Remain Protected Under PRA
Charter Cities and State Elections
Court Overturns Malibu Growth-Control Initiative
August 2017 Bulletin
Upland Marijuana Tax Decision Causes Furor
June 2017 Bulletin

California Supreme Court Upholds Franchise Fees
Spring 2017 Newsletter

Courts Widen Local Revenue Powers
Dope Control!
Initiative Cross-References Have Limits
Electronic Records After San Jose
Winter 2017 Newsletter
Online Resellers of Hotel Rooms Win Bed Tax Fight
Parking Ticket Contest Hearing Procedures
Verify Connections Before Making Sewer Refunds
Light Duty to Accommodate Disability
2016
Fall 2016 NewsletterCourt Upholds Infill Mello-Roos District
We've Moved Our Southern California Office
Cell Tower Aesthetics
Court Limits Duty to Use Two Lawyers in Administrative Decisions
Summer 2016 NewsletterCourts Making Revenue Law
Welcome, Laura Zagarolai
Council Votes Protected by Anti-SLAPP Statute
No Religious Defense to Marijuana Laws
Spring 2016 Newsletter400 New Water Rate-making Agencies!
Cobden & Dunn: Rising Stars
MMBA Factfinding Applies to All Bargaining
One Person, One Vote; Not One Voter, One Vote
Winter 2016 NewsletterNew Rate-Making Cases Proliferate
Welcome, John Davidson
Court Limits Reach of Taxpayer Claims
Where You Live Counts, Provisionally Speaking


2015
Fall 2015 NewsletterCourt Orders $10.5m Fee Refund
Welcome, Gary Bell
City's At-Large Elections Okayed
Act Now on Pre-Paid Cell Phone Taxes
Spring 2015 NewsletterDrought Rules Affect All Local Governments
Housing Element State Addresses Mixed Use
Welcome, Megan Knize and Nina Park!
Water Rates Case Scrambles Drought Management

Winter 2015: NewsletterLooking Below the Surface
Tax & Fee Class Actions on the Rise
Welcome, Pamela Graham!
Groundwater Law Allows New Fees
2014
Fall 2014: NewsletterCity Can Control Cell Tower Aesthetics
Police Office Records: Brady and Pitchess Collide
CH&W Welcomes Charlie LaPlante
Fee Litigation on the Upswing

Summer 2014: NewsletterState Voting Rights Act Bars At-Large Elections
Be Careful What You Pray For!
Michael Colantuono Elected Bar Treasurer
Legislature has Full Plate of Revenue Measures
Spring 2014: NewsletterSisyphus Seeks a Receiver
Who’s Argument is this, Anyway?
Supreme Docket of Tax and Fee Cases
Winter 2014:
Newsletter
Lobbying LAFCO: Follow the Money
Supreme Court takes Eminent Domain Case
C&L Welcomes Jenni Pancake
Active Year Ahead for Public Finance Litigation
2013
Fall 2013:
Newsletter
Free Speech on Private Property: Location, Location, Location
Initiative Analysis Must Be Impartial, Not Exhaustive
C&L Welcomes Len Aslanian
Court of Appeal Provides Rate-Making Guidance
Spring 2013:
Newsletter
Class Action Challenges to Local Revenues Allowed
Sludge Disposal a Regional Affair
Are Union Leaders More Equal?
Winter 2013:
Newsletter
Supreme Court to Clear Medi-Pot Haze
Validation of Billboard Ordinance Invalid
What’s Up for Municipal Finance in 2013?
2012
November 2012:
Bulletin
Cities Win PTAF Dispute with Counties
October 2012:
Bulletin
Prop. 218 Does Not Apply to Annexations
Fall 2012:Legislative DUC Walk Continues
Pension Reform Becomes Law
Supreme Court Attends to Local Revenue Matters
July 2012:
Bulletin
Santa Cruz Wins First Proposition 26 Case
Spring 2012: Ballot Labels: A Rose By Any Name?
Planning Disadvantaged Communities
Off the Island!
All’s Fair in Taxes and Assessments?
Winter 2012: Governor Brown Proposes Pension Reform
Planning Mandate for Disadvantaged Islands
Zoning Dispute Hits the Spot
What’s Up with Public Finance?