Coblentz Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Bay Area Council in Sheetz v. County of El Dorado

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Bay Area Council in Sheetz v. County of El Dorado before the U.S. Supreme Court to advocate for a legal process to challenge development impact fees. On April 12, 2024, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment does not distinguish between legislative and administrative land use permit conditions. The decision was covered in the Bay Area Council article, “Bay Area Council Hails Supreme Court Decision on Costly Impact Fees.” “This ruling is hopefully the first step on the path to returning some fairness in how housing and other local impact fees are charged,” said Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council. Coblentz partners Miles Imwalle, Sarah Peterson, and Katharine Van Dusen drafted the brief in collaboration with the Bay Area Council.