• Initiative Can Reduce Water Rates, But Cannot Require Voter Approval Of Fees Unaffected By The Initiative
  • September 7, 2006 | Author: Derek van Hoften
  • Law Firm: Bingham McCutchen LLP - Walnut Creek Office
  • Proposition 218 grants voters the power to initiate reductions in water use fees, but not to impose a voter preapproval requirement for future increases. Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency v. Verjil, 39 Cal. 4th 205 (July 24, 2006).