Trial Brief for Illegal Water Rate Increase and Tier system Filed by the Coalition
As many of you may know, the Glendale Coalition for Better Government litigates cases where Glendale City Government abuses its authority as limited by the Glendale Charter and the California Constitution.
Almost a year ago, the Coalition filed its second lawsuit against the city of Glendale. This time for violation of proposition 218 and setting water rates that are in excess of the cost of providing service.
In what is an equal if not more egregious behavior, the City of Glendale attempts in this rate structure to provide itself discounts and shift its cost to less politically involved citizens. Preying on the weak and politically un-involved, the city attempted to secure itself discounts and shifts its cost to vulnerable citizens.
Below is the trial brief that argues the Glendale Coalition’s case to the Court.Opening-Brief-8-25-16-FINAL