Judge rules in favor of Casitas!

On March 13, 2014, judge Kent Kellegrew completely denied Golden State’s petition. See ruling. If Golden State does not appeal, Casitas can start the process of buying-out Golden State operations in Ojai. See “What’s Next” on the Casitas web site.

Many believe the Golden State suit has no merit and was used only as a delay tactic to prevent Casitas (the rate payers) from issuing bonds, which 87% of the voters approved in the last August measure V ballot measure. So far, the delay has cost the Ojai Golden State rate Payers over $1.9 million (see updated numbers below). On January 29, 2014 judge Borrell ruled that Ojai FLOW can represent all rate payers as a “Class” in a suite against Golden State for damages associated with the delay. That suit will begin after Casitas has purchased the Golden State operations in Ojai. Read what the Ventura Star and OVN have to say.

On August 27, 2013, nearly 90% voted YES

It has been:

238 days 2 hours 12 minutes 39 seconds

Golden State’s lawsuit is costing us


  • $9,315 – per day
  • $388.12 – per hour
  • $6.46 – per minute
  • $0.11 – per second


Don’t fool around with Ojai,


We went over the top, with 87.4% voting Yes.

This is unheard of and we should all be proud to be part of such a united community. This election will go down in history and used to show that people
can control their destiny.


Total Registration = 4,796

Total Ballots Cast= 2,464 (51.3%)

Yes Votes = 2,154 (87.4%)

NO Votes= 310 (12.6%)

FLOW - Election Night

Overseeing the Vote count on election night.

Left, Pat McPherson (Ojai FLOW Chair) – Steve Wickstrum (Casitas Gen. Mgr.) –
Russ Baggerly (Casitas Board member for Ojai)