Briefing begun in challenge to Mello-Roos district tax

October 09, 2014 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

This week, we filed our opening summary judgment brief in Building Industry Association — Bay Area v. City of San Ramon.  We are challenging the City’s levying of a tax on potentially all new development in the City.  We contend that the tax violates the Mello-Roos Act’s limitations on landowner-approved taxes, as well as the California Constitution’s limitations on the levying of “general taxes.”