Trial Date Set for YLTA Writ of Mandate on Water Rate Referendum

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For Immediate Release

YLTA Legal Update

Trial date set for YLTA Writ of Mandate on the water rate referendum. Judge Robert James Moss will hear the case in Department C14 of Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana on Monday, June 13. A time will be announced.

In January, YLTA filed a Writ of Mandate demanding that the Yorba Linda Water District Board of Directors place the Water Rate Referendum on the ballot as required by law, after over 5500 voters signed the referendum in just 19 days of September and October. The Board refused to take action and either rescind their excessive water rates or place the referendum on the ballot at their November 5 special meeting.

The June hearing date would allow the YLWD Board time to schedule the referendum for the November 8 election, if the judge rules in favor of our Writ and orders the Board to schedule the ballot measure.

View YLTA’s Writ of Mandate at this link:

https://app.box.com/s/vqlrs3nqv8fgpq1vqg5aj9lvxeei6zyu

“YLTA is very pleased with the outcome of our recent status conference and that Judge Moss denied the Water District’s request for a jury trial,” said YLTA Chairman Jeff Decker. “A jury trial would have allowed the District to continue to play the blame game that their excessive rates are all Jerry Brown’s fault.”

For more information, please contact:

Ed Rakochy (714)381-2395 edrakochy@me.com

Brian Hildreth (916)442-7757 bhildreth@bmhlaw.com
Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP

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