In January 2017, a lawsuit was filed against Measure A regarding its direct assessment approach, causing delay in its development and implementation. The prosecutor claimed that Measure A does not tax uniformly and that the assessment approach was unfair. The Court ruled in favor of RPOSD and Measure A in July, but an appeal was filed three months later. By that point, the time frame to the resolution of the litigation was estimated to be between 12 to 18 months. This matter influenced the Board of Supervisors, acting as the RPOSD’s governing body, to approve the release of Measure A funds for grants by installments.