No. C082079.

36 Cal.App.5th 279 (2019)

HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. AMADOR WATER AGENCY et al., Defendants and Respondents.

Court of Appeals of California, Third District.

June 14, 2019.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation, Jonathan M. Coupal , Trevor A. Grimm , Timothy A. Bittle and Brittany A. Sitzer for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Churchwell White, Steven G. Churchwell , Nubia I. Goldstein , Embert P. Madison, Jr. ; Bartkiewicz, Kronick & Shanahan, Joshua M. Horowitz and Andrew J. Ramos for Defendants and Respondents.

Daniel S. Hentschke ; Best Best & Krieger and Kelly J. Salt for Association of California Water Agencies, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, California Special Districts Association, California State Association of Counties and League of California Cities as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents.

Marcia Scully , Heather C. Beatty and Patricia J. Quilizapa for The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents.


Citizens submitted a referendum petition to challenge Amador Water Agency's board resolution No. 2015-19 (Resolution), adopting new water service rates for Agency customers. (Cal. Const., art. II, §§ 9 [voters have referendum power to approve or reject state statutes except, e.g., tax levies], 11 [referendum...

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