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Wilson v. County of Napa, 149153

In a petition for a writ of mandate seeking to compel the County of Napa and the registrar to place on the county ballot their proposed initiative measure entitled 'Water, Forest and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative of 2016', the trial court's denial of the petition is affirmed where: 1) the trial court correctly held the proposed initiative does not comply with the full text requirement of Elections Code section 9101; and 2) the measure does not simply cross-reference another provision of law but would enact as binding conditions for permission to remove certain oak trees what are now only recommended measures for voluntary compliance.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2017/02/28




  • California Court of Appeal