by Betsy Martyn on January 21, 2020
Employment Law, Legislative Updates, Public Records Act, Public Utilities, Water,
The majority of the bills from 2019 addressed wildfires, affordable housing and emergency/homeless shelters. The housing bills from last year will be addressed in a separate post. A separate post on new bills affecting law enforcement will also be added.
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by William R. Galstan on February 4, 2015
Propositions 13/26/218, Public Utilities,
Under a court ruling issued in January of this year, cities must be careful when transferring money from utility accounts into the general fund.
The City of Redding owns an electrical utility. Because it is publicly owned, it is exempt from the one percent ad valorem tax imposed on privately-owned California utilities. The City requires the utility department to pay the city’s general fund a one percent “Payment In Lieu Of Taxes,” or “PILOT” fee, for the city’s general use.
In Citizens for Fair REU Rates v. City of Redding, the state Court of Appeal held that the PILOT ... Continue Reading