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$327,000 legal settlement goes unreported by Santa Rosa officials

Santa Rosa quietly paid more than $327,000 earlier this year to the law firm that successfully challenged a special city tax on new developments. And it did so without ever telling the public.

Appellate court rules Santa Rosa must pay $240,000 in legal fees

An appellate court has ruled that Santa Rosa must pay more than $240,000 in legal fees to the attorneys who successfully challenged the constitutionality of a city law imposing a special tax on new developments.

Santa Rosa ordered to pay tax critics’ legal fees

Santa Rosa must pay nearly a quarter of a million dollars in attorneys fees and court costs to the homebuilders group that successfully challenged the legality of a city tax on new subdivisions. Superior Court Judge Mark Tansil said the group performed an important public service in protecting people’s voting rights.