What is the City's goal in resolving this litigation?

The City is committed to resolving this litigation through a negotiated settlement known as a “physical solution” and has already been in discussion with many of the region’s largest agricultural and municipal water users, who are all in agreement that we need a new approach to managing the Ventura River Watershed for the future.

The City’s goal is to work collaboratively with all local water interests to develop a locally-driven solution – one that protects the Watershed and preserves its water supply through:

  • Establishing a framework that determines the appropriate use of groundwater and surface water for users’ needs and the environment;

  • Making the most of the watershed’s limited resources through watershed-level planning;

  • Maintaining the steelhead fishery in good condition; and,

  • Sharing the responsibility of protecting this finite water supply among all users.

The City’s desired outcome will not have any “winners” or “losers,” but rather, a commitment by everyone to safeguard this water resource for future generations.

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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?