In fulfillment of the provision in Public Resources Code section 21183 regarding payment of the Court of Appeal's costs with respect to cases concerning leadership projects:
(1) Within 10 days after service of the notice of appeal or petition in a case concerning a leadership project, the person who applied for certification of the project as a leadership project must pay a fee of $100,000 to the Court of Appeal.
(2) If the Court of Appeal incurs any of the following costs, the person who applied for certification of the project as a leadership project must also pay, within 10 days of being ordered by the court, the following costs or estimated costs:
(A) The costs of any special master appointed by the Court of Appeal in the case; and
(B) The costs of any contract personnel retained by the Court of Appeal to work on the case.
(3) If the party fails to timely pay the fee or costs specified in this rule, the court may impose sanctions that the court finds appropriate after notifying the party and providing the party with an opportunity to pay the required fee or costs.
Rule 8.705 adopted effective July 1, 2014.