Casitas will ponder its next move in buyout battle

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

The Casitas Municipal Water District (CMWD) is ready to ponder its next step in acquiring the Golden State Water Company’s (GSWC’s) Ojai service area. The CMWD Board of Directors will vote to schedule a public hearing for the issue when it meets in regular session Wednesday.

“It’s a legal requirement,” said Ron Merckling, CMWD water conservation and public affairs manager, “a formality the board has to observe before they can move forward.”

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