No. B253474.

234 Cal.App.4th 925 (2015)

ROLLAND JACKS et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. CITY OF SANTA BARBARA, Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Six.

February 26, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Huskinson, Brown & Heidenreich, David W.T. Brown and Paul E. Heidenreich for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Ariel Pierre Calonne , City Attorney, Tom R. Shapiro , Assistant City Attorney; Jarvis, Fay, Doporto & Gibson, Benjamin P. Fay , Rick W. Jarvis and Andrea Saltzman for Defendant and Respondent.

Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, Michael G. Colantuono and Ryan Thomas Dunn for League of California Cities as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent.


Appellants are an individual and a hotel that incurred a 1 percent surcharge on their electricity bills (1% surcharge) collected by Southern California Edison (SCE) and remitted to respondent City of Santa Barbara (City). The City did not seek voter approval of the 1% surcharge. SCE collects it pursuant to an...

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