Mark Hattam

Mark Hattam

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

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Progressively Tiered Water Rates to Promote Conservation May Violate Proposition 218

California's local water suppliers, hit with reduction requirements varying from 8% to 36% and potential penalties of up to $10,000 per day for noncompliance, are scrambling to figure out how to comply with these severe...more

4/22/2015 - Emergency Response Executive Orders Jerry Brown Proposition 218 Water Conservation Water Supplies

Groundwater Fees in Flux Following Recent Conflicting Proposition 218 Cases

With California in the midst of a record-breaking drought (as reported in a recent Allen Matkins legal alert, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an Executive Order ordering mandatory actions to reduce California's water...more

4/8/2015 - Drought Executive Orders Groundwater Groundwater Management Plan Jerry Brown Proposition 218

California Acts to Manage Statewide Groundwater Issues

Faced with record drought and depleted groundwater supplies statewide, the California Legislature has enacted, and Governor Brown on September 16 signed, new legislation designed to move statewide groundwater management...more

9/22/2014 - Drought Environmental Policies Groundwater State of Emergency Water Water Supplies

First District Court of Appeal Holds State Water Board May Restrict Beneficial Water Use by Senior Water Rights Holders, Relying...

Most Californians are well aware of the restrictions currently being placed on water use throughout the state. The ongoing drought and dwindling water supplies in California are dramatically affecting those with rights to...more

7/2/2014 - Appropriation Drought Inland Waterways Permits Public Trust Doctrine Riparian Rights Utilities Sector Water Water Resources Control Board Water Rights Water Supplies Watershed

Court Upholds Validity of Landmark Water Transfer Agreement Providing Greater Certainty to California's Water Supply

On June 4, 2013, the Sacramento County Superior Court issued its much-anticipated ruling in the QSA Coordinated Civil Cases, upholding the validity of the historic Quantification Settlement Agreement and related agreements...more

6/13/2013 - CEQA Water Water Rights

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