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Cases and Statutes


Court decisions and California statutes bear on what local agencies can and cannot do on ballot measures.

Case law includes Stanson v. Mott (1976) and Vargas v. City of Salinas (2009).

The links at right are to the above-mentioned cases and the California statutes relevant to ballot measure activities. 



Discussion of the Vargas Decision

This article explains the impact of a California Supreme Court decision (Vargas v. City of Salinas) on the use of public resources for campaign purposes in ballot measure campaigns.

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