CHW’s quarterly newsletter on public law topics is out. You can see it here.

This issue has articles on:

  • A new, short statute of limitations for challenges to retail water and sewer rates;
  • Further appellate developments constrain local government’s authority to regulate homeless people’s use of public spaces; and
  • A recent Court of Appeal

Last week, The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved moving forward with study of a “vacancy tax” it might add to the November 2020 ballot. The Los Angeles vacancy tax would likely be modeled after Oakland’s Measure W — which voters approved in 2018 by a 70%–30% margin, meeting Proposition 218’s two-thirds threshold for special