Legal Notes Archive
Much effort has been expended trying to explain and analyze the purpose and effect of Proposition 26, the so-called “Stop Hidden Taxes Initiative.” This article provides the non-expert with tools to gain a working knowledge of Prop. 26.
The two articles presented here examine the legal standards and practices under which cities may enact local laws either to ban or regulate dispensaries.
The stresses that can result in the drastic step of filing for bankruptcy protection are currently affecting many municipalities, but filing for Chapter 9 protection should be considered a last resort.
Cities can take many simple steps to maximize the efficiency of CEQA review while maintaining legal defensibility, and streamlining the process can also save money.