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Bay Area – Prop 218, Prop 26, and Rate Setting

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Oakland – March 15, 2017
Presenters: Kelly Salt, Best Best & Krieger & Chris Fisher, Willdan Financial Services

On November 2, 1996, the California voters approved Proposition 218, which amended the California Constitution by adding new substantive and procedural requirements for the adoption of taxes, assessments, and property-related fees and charges. On November 2, 2010, the voters approved Proposition 26, another ballot initiative that further restricts the ability of the state and local governments to raise revenues to fund government services, facilities, and regulatory programs, by reclassifying certain fees and charges as taxes. This workshop will provide an update on recent court cases and legislation interpreting and clarifying property-related fees and charges under Proposition 218 and an overview of the provisions of Proposition 26 and the impacts that they may have on local governments and their ability to raise revenues.

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