If you value property rights, you should know about Sacramento-based Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF).   A non-profit, public interest legal organization, PLF is the nation’s leading litigator for property rights.  PLF is donor-supported and represents all clients without charging attorneys’ fees.  Our cases are typically “David v. Goliath” stories, where we’re going up against overreaching bureaucracies.

PLF attorneys recently scored their seventh precedent-setting victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District.  This ruling held that land-use permits can’t impose unjustified conditions, including excessive demands for cash.

A few of the property rights cases that PLF is litigating in California right now:

  • In San Jose, they are challenging the “inclusionary housing” mandate that forces builders to set aside some residential units at below-market prices or pay into an affordable housing fund.
  • In San Ramon, they are challenging a “community facilities” tax on construction, designed to help pay not for new facilities, but for spiraling pension costs.
  • In the nine-county Bay Area, they are challenging “Plan Bay Area,” a zoning scheme that would squeeze most new development into just five percent of the region’s surface area.

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