Paul Baily et al. v. County of El Dorado

(1985) 162 Cal.App.3d 94

The Court of Appeal issued a peremptory writ to compel the respondent county to place an initiative measure on the ballot. The initiative measure required the creation of buffer zones surrounding strip and pit mining projects. Applicants for a mining project sought unsuccessfully to halt the processing of the initiative, claiming that the proposed ordinance was an invalid exercise of the county’s police powers, and that the “short title” of the initiative was misleading. [RMM Counsel of record: Michael H. Remy and Tina A. Thomas]