Council votes to continue the water fight

Matthew Bramlett, Claremont Courier, February 2

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City Council Moves Forward with Appeal Process on Water System

City Manager Update, February 2, 2017

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City Council Responds To Tentative Decision in Eminent Domain Case

News Release from City Council, November 17, 2016

On November 10, 2016, the City of Claremont received a Statement of Tentative Decision from Judge Fruin of the Los Angeles Superior Court regarding the City’s water system eminent domain case. The Tentative Decision favors Golden State Water Company. In the tentative decision, the Judge states that it is in the public’s best interest for the system to remain in the hands of a private investor-owned company.

The City began its eminent... read more


Judge rejects Claremont’s bid for local water control

Matthew Bramlett, The Claremont Courier, November 17, 2016

Claremont’s quest to take over the water system suffered a devastating setback last week, and now the city plans to respond.

In a 38-page tentative decision handed down on November 10, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin refuted the city’s claims for eminent domain made during the weeks-long trial, which concluded August 11.

The Claremont City Council met in a closed-session Wednesday night in response to Judge Fruin’s tentative decision, and... read more