Court: MWD's Water Rates Violate State Law

Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Thought you might find this case interesting, as water lawsuits seem to be near and dear to many people in San Juan Capistrano. 

Gus Gunderson February 26, 2014 at 12:52 AM
Wait a second, you did not read the entire story or all of the facts. The lower court decision was not based upon law that had already been decided by the higher appellate court previously.
Don_SJC February 26, 2014 at 01:04 AM
(1) where does it say that? and (2) are you saying that two appellate courts have never taken a different view on a matter? That would seem to render the job of the Supreme Court quite unnecessary.
Shirley Dicktor February 26, 2014 at 01:44 AM
Just wait until we get the new increase with reductions to water useage...
Gus Gunderson February 26, 2014 at 03:07 AM
(1) where does it say that? City of Palmdale vs. Palmdale Water. It is case law that is upheld by the appellate court. (2) this lawsuit is based upon rates charged by one agency to another agency. It is not a lawsuit over rates charged by an agency to the water user. Two distinctly different sets of laws which do not apply to each other. But you knew that already.
Donna Fleming February 26, 2014 at 05:33 AM
Whether we can begin to conserve, (using rain water), or other methods of conservation, does not change the court order of illegal water rate billing. Conservation is necessary. But, the last few years of illegal bill by the water company is still hanging out there. The city water of SJC owes a refund to residents. Conservation and the law suit are separate issues.


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