Claremont City Council members voted on two water system acquisition related issues tonight. The first vote was to decline unanimously Golden State Water offer to enter into a 20 point memorandum of understanding between the city and GSW. This vote of no confidence effectively for all practical purposes invalidates the same MOU signed between the CAWA group and Golden State. The Mayor did form an adhoc group that will continue to meet with GSW on water issues related to the acquisition - so the door is still open. The second vote, which was also unanimous, was to infuse the acquisition effort with $1,010,500 to address water related issues and defend the city from a CEQA challenge and two other legal suits with money on up to February of 2015.
For access to staff reports on these two votes please go to these two links: