VICTORY: Breaking Down
the Supreme Court Ruling on Permit Fees

April 25, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. EDT/1:00 p.m. PDT

Virtual via Zoom



Pacific Legal Foundation just won its 18th Supreme Court victory! Join us for a virtual discussion to learn more about the case, Sheetz v. County of El Dorado, and how it helps secure property rights (and lower housing costs) for everyone. 

When George Sheetz wanted to build a modest manufactured home on the property he bought in El Dorado Country, California, the government told him he was going to have to pay a “traffic impact fee” of more than $23,000 in exchange for a building permit. Even worse, the fee would go toward projects that were not tied to the actual impact of George’s home.  

George challenged the fee as an unconstitutional abuse of the permitting process. On April 12, the Supreme Court sided with George in a unanimous decision. At this post-victory discussion, attendees will hear from Paul Beard, the former PLF attorney now at Pierson Ferdinand who argued George’s case before the Court. You’ll also hear from PLF attorney Brian Hodges, who worked on George’s case, and Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Chance Weldon as they break down the Sheetz decision and its significance for property rights and housing costs. 


Event Speakers

Paul Beard II

Pierson Ferdinand LLP

Brian Hodges

Pacific Legal Foundation

Chance Weldon

Texas Public Policy Foundation

Larry Salzman

Pacific Legal Foundation