Refusing to follow County of San Bernardino v. Superior Court (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 679, which it says is against the weight of authority, this decision holds that a taxpayer who is not a party to a government contract nevertheless has the standing to seek invalidation of the contract on the ground the public officer letting the contract had a personal interest in it, thus violating Gov. Code 1090.  The decision also holds that a challenge to a government contract on that ground is not subject to the 60-day time limit for filing reverse validation actions at least where the challenged contract did not affect the government agency’s bonds, warrants or other securities offerings.

California Court of Appeal, Sixth District (Premo, J.); April 5, 2018 (published April 26, 2018); 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 368