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Silicon Valley Taxpayers Ass'n v. Santa Clara County Open Space Auth.

ELR Citation: ELR 20174
Nos. No. S136468, (Cal., 07/14/2008)

The Supreme Court of California invalidated a local agency's countywide property assessment intended to fund a program to acquire, improve, and maintain open space lands. The court first ruled that courts should exercise their independent judgment in reviewing whether assessments that local agencies impose violate the state constitution....

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