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Citizens for Fair REU Rates v. City of Redding, 224779

Held that a city's practice of annually transferring funds from a city-operated electric utility to the city's general fund did not run afoul of the California Constitution, which prohibits local governments from imposing any tax without voter approval. A citizen association brought this suit arguing that the city was, in effect, using utility rates to impose a tax without voter approval. Rejecting this contention, the California Supreme Court reversed the court of appeal.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/27


  • Corrigan


  • Supreme Court of California