"Local Control" is mentioned by many groups. Do they all mean the same thing by it?

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When the City of Claremont, Claremont FLOW, the League of Women Voters, Sustainable Claremont, and many others, talk about “local control”, they mean the ability to set water rates and manage the system through locally-controlled and locally-accountable elected bodies which would have our best interests at heart. The group called CAWA has a much more limited definition of local control which would leave most of the power with Golden State Water. This can be seen by reading the MOU they entered into with GSW.