Six cities sue water district over transfers

Six cities sue water district over transfers

All but one of the cities on the Monterey Peninsula filed suit Tuesday against the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, saying its ban on water-credit transfers will stymie economic development.

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The cities are represented by the Santa Barbara-based law firm of Hatch & Parent, which bills itself as one of the state's leading water specialists. The firm has handled legal work related to construction of pipelines for the State Water Project along the Central Coast and the export of treated effluent from the Lake Tahoe basin. The lead attorney on the case, Scott Slater, has written a two-volume treatise on water law.

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