No. A156171.

61 Cal.App.5th 401 (2021)

VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. CITY OF SAN RAFAEL, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division One.

As modified March 22, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, Michael G. Colantuono , Jon R. di Cristina , Conor W. Harkins ; City of San Rafael, Robert F. Epstein and Lisa A. Goldfien for Defendant and Appellant.

Pacific Justice Institute, Ray D. Hacke and Kevin T. Snider for Plaintiff and Respondent.


The voters of the City of San Rafael approved by a two-thirds vote of the electorate a Paramedic Services Special Tax (Paramedic Tax) in 2010 to defray the cost of paramedic services within city boundaries. In September 2017, Valley Baptist Church (Valley Baptist) filed the instant action challenging the constitutionality...

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