Casitas and Ojai FLOW file rebuttals to Golden State Appeal

On August 19, 2014, Golden State filed their appeal. On October 26, 2014 Casitas filed their rebuttal and on October 28, 2014, Ojai FLOW filed theirs. We now wait for Golden State to file their rebuttal to Casitas and Ojai FLOW, then the court will set a date to hear the case. We expect that date will be in January 2015 and the Court has already granted Casitas’s motion for “calendar preference” to have the case scheduled for oral argument at the next available oral argument hearing date thereafter. We will post the hearing date as soon as it’s known. Mark your calendar to check back and please feel free to come to the hearing. You can click on the above to read the documents which are filed on our web site under Reference for Casitas, Golden state and Ojai FLOW.

On October 31, 2014, the Golden States court challenge has cost us rate payers $4 million dollars because we don’t have Casitas water rates
(see counter below).

On August 27, 2013, nearly 90% voted YES

It has been:

519 days 22 hours 20 minutes 27 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)