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Circle The Wagons: An Educational Series

Ready to go deep on policies and regulations? Our educational seminars are just the ticket. Enhance your knowledge and join the conversation on economic and regulatory topics that matter.

Circle the Wagons Educational Seminar  - JUNE 27

Render Unto Caesar:  Unraveling the Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Permit Fees


Just last month, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that government agencies could not withhold the right to use your property in order to extract exorbitant or irrelevant fees.  The Justices agreed with Pacific Legal Foundation's argument that singling out some property owners to pay a disproportionate share of the cost of public amenities that are used by everyone is unconstitutional.


What does this decision mean for permitting costs and fees here in California?  Join us for this important Circle the Wagons Educational Seminar event to hear directly from Pacific Legal Foundation's Director of Property Rights Litigation, Robert Thomas!


Not a CoLAB member yet but want to check it out? Contact info@colabvc.org today!

Guest Speaker

Robert Thomas, Director of Property Rights Litigation, Pacific Legal Foundation

Robert joined Pacific Legal Foundation in 2021 after more than 30 years in private practice representing property owners in takings, eminent domain, and land use cases.

When he’s not working, you might find him writing and publishing his blog, inversecondemnation.com, one of the most widely read blogs on land use, property, and takings law.

What is the Circle the Wagons Educational Series?

Circle the Wagons events, hosted by the Ventura County CoLAB Foundation, serve as a pivotal platform for open dialogue on pressing regional issues. These gatherings are designed to unite the community—ranchers, business owners, and conservationists alike—to discuss, learn, and strategize on topics ranging from water conservation to regulatory impacts and agricultural sustainability. Through educational sessions, expert presentations, and collaborative discussions, Circle the Wagons fosters a shared understanding and proactive approach to addressing challenges that affect Ventura County's environment, economy, and way of life. Engage with us at these events to contribute to a resilient and thriving Ventura County.

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Download the June 27 Circle the Wagons Flyer

Gear up for an insightful gathering at our upcoming Circle the Wagons event. Dive into the details with our official flyer, your essential guide to this pivotal discussion on navigating the complexities of water conservation and regulatory challenges.

Whether you're keen on attending, interested in sponsorship opportunities, or eager to spread the word, our flyer has you covered.

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