Authored Articles & Publications Feb 13, 2014

Proposition 218 Guide for Special Districts

By Kelly J. Salt

Proposition 218 Guide for Special Districts

FEBRUARY 13, 2014
California Special Districts Association


Kelly Salt, a Best Best & Krieger partner based in San Diego, authored a guide specifically geared toward helping special districts in California navigate the requirements of Proposition 218. Published by the California Special Districts Association, the guide is designed to help special districts interpret and comply with the requirements of Prop. 218 when imposing any new, or increasing any existing, assessment or property-related fee or charge. The proposition, approved by California voters in 1996, amended the California Constitution to establish voter approval requirements for general and special taxes and provided the initiative power to voters to reduce or repeal any local tax, assessment, fee or charge.

Note: Subsequent to the drafting of this guide, two major appellate court decisions –  Morgan v. Imperial Irrigation District and Griffith v. Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency – were issued in California, which may impact some of the analysis in the guide. For any questions about Prop. 218 or this guide, contact Kelly Salt.

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