May 2004

by Robert T. Yamachika

Richmond v. Shasta Community Services District (2004) 32 Cal.4th 409

The issue in this case was whether a water district’s increase of its two component water connection fees violated Proposition 218’s voter approval requirement. Proposition 218, the Right to Vote on Taxes Act, was approved by California voters in 1996 and added articles XIIIC and XIIID to the California Constitution. The Shasta Community Services District (“SCSD”) operates a water system for residential and commercial users and a volunteer fire department that provides fire suppression and emergency services. Continue Reading California Supreme Court Rules that Water Connection Fees for New Connections not Subject to Proposition 218’s Voter Approval Requirement