August 17, 2016

Challenging an extortionate, unaffordable “affordable housing” fee

By Challenging an extortionate, unaffordable “affordable housing” fee

Pacific Legal Foundation’s Harold Johnson talks with PLF attorney Larry Salzman and his client Dart Cherk about an illegal fee that was imposed on them in the sale of their property in San Rafael, California.

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Cherk Family Trust v. County of Marin, California

When Dart and Esther Cherk needed to supplement their retirement income, they decided to split a three-acre vacant lot in Marin County that had been in the family for six decades in order to sell both halves. As a condition of the lot split, however, the county demanded that they pay $40,000 as an “affordable housing” fee.

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