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Bay Area Cellular Tel. Co. v. City of Union City, A114956

A fee imposed on telephone lines by a city to fund its 911 emergency communication is a "special tax" which must be approved by two-thirds of the voters in the city under Proposition 218.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/29/2008
  • Published 04/29/2008


  • RIVERA, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Michael S. Riback,Joseph M. Quinn, Michael T. O'Flannigan, Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson, Oakland, for Appellant., Dennis J. Herrera, San Francisco City Attorney, Buck Delventhal, Chief Government Team Deputy, Julie K. Van Nostern, Chief Tax Team Deputy, Danny Chou, Chief of Appellate Litigation, Jean H. Alexander, Deputy City Attorney, for Amici Curiae for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • David Colker, David F. Gross, Stephen Chiari, DLA Piper U.S. LLP, East Palo Alto, for Respondents., Harold Griffith, for Amicus Curiae for Respondents.
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