California Supreme Court Won’t Review Municipal Takeover Of Private Water Company

(August 12, 2015, 11:27 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court on July 29 said it will not review lower court rulings that enabled a municipal water district to take over a private water company (Golden State Water Company v. Casitas Municipal Water District, No. S226622, Calif. Sup.; See May 2015, Page 5).

In April, the Second District Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court ruling that the state’s community facilities funding law can be used to raise funds and purchase a privately owned water company by means of eminent...
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