What is this lawsuit about? What is it trying to accomplish?

This lawsuit is about creating a long-term, local solution to protect the Ventura River Watershed and its resources – a vital water supply to many parties that include agricultural, businesses, individuals, water districts and cities. The watershed is currently at risk due to changing climate conditions and prolonged periods of drought. By collaborating with all stakeholders, the City desires to develop a holistic, locally-driven solution to protect the watershed that takes into consideration all water users’ needs and safeguards this supply for users and the environment.

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1. Why have I received a notice or summons?
2. Will I still receive water service from my service provider?
3. What is the difference between receiving a notification or a summon?
4. Am I a party to this lawsuit?
5. Should I hire an attorney?
6. What happens if I file an answer or other pleading?
7. What happens if I don't file an answer or other pleading?
8. How do I file an answer or other pleading?
9. When is the next hearing in this case?
10. What is this lawsuit about? What is it trying to accomplish?
11. Why is the City seeking to adjudicate water rights in the Ventura River Watershed?
12. How does the City use water from the Ventura River?
13. Since Channelkeeper filed the initial lawsuit, why did I receive the notice?
14. What is the City's goal in resolving this litigation?