Taxpayers Group Protests Tax Measures On Santa Clara Ballots

Law360, San Diego (August 21, 2012, 11:34 PM EDT) -- Looking to remove two tax measures from the November ballot, a taxpayers group sued a California county over an eighth-cent sales tax proposal and has threatened to sue the county’s water district over a $548 million parcel tax ordinance seeking to fund projects that reduce contaminants in waterways.

The Silicon Valley Taxpayers’ Association filed a writ of mandate with a California appeals court, claiming Santa Clara County and its board of supervisors violated the state constitution and elections code by unlawfully placing the sales tax measure,...
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