F.L.O.W. Confused By City's Discussion

By Logan Hall

Ojai Friends of Locally Owned Water representatives were baffled by the Ojai City Council's discussion of Golden State Water Company at Tuesday night's meeting. As confused F.L.O.W. supporters looked on, the council discussed the potential loss of more than $40,000 a year in franchise fees from GSWC if the company is taken over by Casitas through eminent domain. "Waiving the right to a franchise fee …" said Mayor Carol Smith, "is a big deal in our little city." Smith told her fellow council members and Steve McClary, assistant to the

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