California Appeals Court OKs Funding Law, Eminent Domain In Water Service Takeover

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT) -- VENTURA, Calif. — A California appeals court on April 14 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 domain (Golden State Water Company v. Casitas Municipal Water District, et al., No. B255408, Calif. App., 2nd Dist., Div. 6; 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 311).

(Opinion available. Document #95-150514-001Z).

Golden State Water Co. is a privately owned company that provides water to Ojai, Calif. The company’s rates...
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