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Glendale Coalition for Better Government: City of Glendage Sued for Violating Prop 218

Posted by Ben Benumof | Jan 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Glendale Coalition for Better Government (GCBG) has retained Attorney Benjamin Benumof to challenge the 2014 water rate increase adopted by the Glendale City Council by the narrow vote of 3 to 2.

The Coalition has yet again been compelled to seek legal recourse in its fight to advocate for a responsible government that complies with the law and preserves the Glendale Utility infrastructure for the benefit of Glendale Citizens.

A few of the concerns raised by the Coalition include:

  • The legality of a rate structure that charges residents for water at more than the cost of providing the service as required by proposition 218.
  • The legality of a water fee structure that charges residents differently based on a tier system without providing any cost-of-service data to support the inequality of fees charged between four tiers.
  • The legality and morality of charging different category of users of water arbitrarily so as to force one category to subsidize another.

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Ben Benumof

Benjamin ("Ben"​) T. Benumof is the Founder of GEO-LAW.COM and is Special Counsel to Krause Kalfayan Benink & Slavens, LLP.

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Benjamin T. Benumof, Ph.D., Esq.
Ph.D., Earth Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
B.S., Geological Sciences, UC Santa Barbara
B.A., Geography, UC Santa Barbara

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