San Ramon briefing complete

December 19, 2016 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Today we filed our reply brief on the petition for review in our challenge to a special tax levied by the City of San Ramon’s community facilities district. Our petition asks the California Supreme Court to review the court of appeal’s first-impression interpretation of the Mello-Roos Act’s limitation on municipal services financing. Our briefing before the supreme court emphasizes the negative impacts that the court of appeal’s decision will have on California’s ability to remedy the affordable housing crisis. We expect a decision from the state high court on whether to take up the case some time early next year.