Court report: Eminent domain trial hearing update (Carloni)

Judge Donald Alvarez in Department S-23 of the San Bernardino Justice Center commenced the proceeding in Town of Apple Valley v. Apple Valley Ranchos Water Corp. (CIVDS1600180) by dramatically narrowing the scope of what could be argued. Thus all the Town’s disagreements with the evidence and all of the questions and emotional argument in the Town’s attorney’s (BB&K) Objections were not factors to be considered at today’s hearing.

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Town of Apple Valley Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Increase to Solid Waste Rates

JULY 27, 2021 at 6:30 P.M.

Town Hall Council Chambers 14955 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley, CA 92307

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Apple Valley (the Town) will hold a Public Hearing on July 27, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., at the Town Hall Council Chambers, located at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, CA 92307 to consider adopting rate increases for the collection, handling, and disposal of solid waste services within the Town (solid waste services). The meeting can also be viewed on Frontier Channel 29, Charter Spectrum Channel 186, and online at

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Liberty decision: Thoughts and impressions (Carloni)

It just took me three hours to review the entire Liberty decision, and wow — what a decision. A few points stand out but the decision is a pretty damning condemnation of the efforts of the Town. The judge relied on Liberty experts who were well-grounded in competent documentation and analysis and lambasted the Town’s experts. It almost seemed like the judge was telling the Town, Nice try but don’t bullshit me again! (sorry for the language)

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