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Testimony Regarding Air BnB Policy IssuesMarch 2015
Local Government Fees: Prop. 26 & Other TopicsApril 2014
Update on Law of Public RevenuesApril 2014
Update on Law of Public RevenuesFebruary 2014
History of Props. 13, 218, and 26April 2013
Rate-Making Under Props. 218 & 26October 2012
Proposition 218 & AssessmentsJune 2012
Historical Overview of Props. 13, 218 and 26March 2012
Proposition 26: New Limitations on Government FeesOctober 2011
Overview of Prop. 26 (Slides)October 2011
Court of Appeal Questions Service AssessmentsAugust 2011
Current Developments Under Proposition 218 Silicon Valley, Assessments, Utility Fees, and More September 2010
Prop. 26: New Supermajority Requirements for Regulatory FeesJuly 2010
Court Upholds Minimum Monthly Water ChargesAugust 2009
Model Claiming OrdinanceMay 2009
Supreme Court Strikes Down Open Space Assessment Under Prop. 218 July 2008
Proposition 218 and Fiscal Initiatives (Power Point Slides)September 2007
Current Developments Under Propositions 13, 62 & 218May 2007
LA Cellular Phone Tax Decision and Meaning of "Increase" Under Proposition 218May 2007
Groundwater Pump Fees and Regulatory Fees Under Proposition 218May 2007
Update on the Law of Public Revenues (Power Point Slides)September 2006
Key Topics Under Propositions 13, 62 & 218March 2006
Are Utility Fees Subject to Prop. 218? Courtesy of Western CityMay 2005
Update on Props. 13, 62, 218 (Power Point slides)April 2005
Court Rules Prop. 218 Applies to Utility RatesMarch 2005
The Law of Municipal Revenues: Annual Update on Propositions 13, 62 and 218April 2004
Supreme Court Rules in Richmond v. Shasta CSDFebruary 2004
Third-Party Tax Collection: Amicus Letter to Attorney GeneralAugust 2003
Local Fiscal Authority and Stability:Control and Risk in California City Revenues Courtesy of Western CityAugust 2003
Current Developments under Props 62 & 218 (Power Point slides)July 2003
Revenue Options for California Cities (Power Point slides)July 2003
The Origin & Devolution of Local Revenue Authority Courtesy of Western CityJune 2003
Local Government Concerns Regarding AB 1221 Courtesy of The Planning ReportMay 2003
Superior Court Upholds MRCA Open Space AssessmentMarch 2003
Orange County Case Threatens Property Tax RevenueJanuary 2003
The Law of Municipal Revenues: Authorities on Propositions 62 and 218August 2002
Appellate Court Invalidates Salinas’ Storm Water FeeJune 2002