In Williams v. Board of Supervisors, 65 Cal. 160, [3 P. 667], it appears that Henry Hebb, an owner of lands included in an organized swamp land district, applied to the supervisors to have his land segregated and made a new and independent district, under the provisions of the act of April 15, 1880, [Stats.Summary of this case from Jaques v. Board of Supervisors of County of Yuba
APPEAL from a judgment of the Superior Court of the county of Sacramento.
Henry Hebb, an owner of lands included in an organized swamp land district, applied to the supervisors to have his land segregated and made a new and independent district, under the provisions of the Act of April 15, 1880, amendatory of section 3484 of the Political Code. A protest was filed by Williams, the respondent, who was a land owner in the district. The board granted the petition of Hebb. Williams procured a writ of review from the Superior Court, and upon a hearing the action of the board was annulled. The appeal is from this judgment.
Grove L. Johnson, for Appellant.
George W. Gordon, and Thomas H. Williams, for Respondent.
The order of a board of supervisors, creating a district for the reclamation of swamp land, is an act of legislation, in the exercise of the taxing or police power of the State, which is not reviewable upon certiorari. ( Bixler v. County of Sacramento, 59 Cal. 700.) The writ of certiorari is, as a remedy, only available for the review of an act judicial in its character.
Judgment reversed and cause remanded.