Citizens file lawsuit against Paso water rate hike
May 27, 2010
John Borst, William Taylor, Brooke Mayo, Teresa St. Clair, and Thomas Rusch filed the suit in Superior Court and will be using an attorney from Los Angeles. The rate increase, justified by city officials to help pay for the Nacimiento Water Project, is scheduled to begin in 2011.
“The lawsuit is intended to let council members and city staff know…that citizens of Paso Robles expect their representatives to recognize, respect, and take seriously their ministerial duty to protect and uphold citizens’ Constitutional rights,” Borst argued in a written statement.
An initial hearing has been set for July 6, at 10:30 a.m. in Paso Robles Superior Court.