Court Issues Tentative Ruling Granting Golden State Water Company over $7.5 Million in Claimed Litigation Expenses and Costs
News for the week of February 23, 2017
02/23/2017 4:55 PM
A reception for the opening of the Dabble Art Exhibit, City Hall’s temporary art exhibit, will be held at Claremont City Hall on Wednesday, March 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Dabble presents current works by emerging artists currently enrolled in Claremont Graduate University's MFA Program. This continues a long tradition of highlighting MFA candidates in the galleries of Claremont City Hall. The free art exhibit will be displayed at City Hall through September 2017.
Claremont was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
The City of Claremont invites artists to submit qualifications for a site-specific outdoor public art installation to be exhibited in front of City Hall. Local artists are encouraged to apply.
The Southern California Gas Company will be upgrading or replacing 50 to 60 pipeline valves this year to further enhance the safety of its system.
The City of Claremont Committee on Human Relations recently reorganized and revised its policies and procedures to enable the Committee to better address human relations matters within the community. The Committee is currently in the process of recruiting new members who reflect the diversity of the community and represent various constituencies. The Committee currently has four available membership openings.
02/15/2017 11:05 AM
A new insect is threatening Claremont’s Urban Forest. The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) is a new insect that surfaced here in California just a few short years ago, and has now made its way into Claremont with the potential to kill many of Claremont’s stately trees. The insect carries a pathogenic fungal disease that can kill trees. There is a wide host of trees that the borer goes after, but the most susceptible trees that are of concern in Claremont are the California Sycamore and Coast Live Oak trees.
On Tuesday, January 31, the City Council voted to proceed with preparing an appeal of the water decision made at the trial court. On December 9, 2016, Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin ruled against the City of Claremont in its eminent domain case to acquire the Claremont Water System from Golden State Water. The decision came after six weeks of trial and a detailed objection brief from the City.
02/01/2017 4:13 PM
Cold weather over the past month is resulting in increased natural gas use and higher bills. During winter, most customers use three to seven times more natural gas. Heating is often the number one energy expense for most customers during the winter. SoCal Gas is offering some tips to keep natural gas bills as low as possible.
The City Council passed a resolution "Affirming the City's Long Standing Commitment to Diversity and Safeguarding the Civil Rights, Safety, and Dignity of All People" on January 24, 2017. The Council listened to 109 speakers before casting their votes.
Staff has begun to mark off and prepare select sidewalk locations for repair.
01/05/2017 7:50 AM
The City of Claremont Padua Hills Theatre Community Use Program reserves dates each year for local non-profit organizations interested in hosting community events at substantially reduced rates. This program offers a unique opportunity for non-profits to host community events in an exquisite, historic setting. The Padua Hills Theatre Community Use Committee is now accepting applications for events that will take place between January 1 and December 31, 2018. Applications are subject to the review and approval of the Community Use Committee. Agencies that are awarded a community use date will receive an event rental package that is valued at over $5,550.
Mayor Sam Pedroza issued a statement on the Court's decision against the City in its eminent domain case.
12/13/2016 6:39 PM
12/13/2016 3:00 PM
The City Manager and Mayor attended closing arguments for the Golden State 2016-18 Water Rate Case on December 6, 2016. The City's legal counsel spoke on behalf of the City before the Administrative law judge and PUC Commissioners.
12/08/2016 3:07 PM
The City filed its objections to the Judge's Tentative Decision in the City's Right to Take trial for the Claremont Water System on November 23, 2016. The City expects the judge to review the objections and issue a final decision at the end of December.
11/30/2016 1:58 PM
Over the weekend, several mosques in the Los Angeles were sent hateful letters. The Islamic Center of Claremont, located on Garey Avenue in Pomona, received one of the letters. The Mayor sent a letter of support to the Islamic Center on November 29, 2016. The City of Claremont and Claremont Police Department want to express our support for our Muslim community and reassure our residents that hate and racism will not be tolerated in Claremont. Claremont remains a safe and inclusive community that embraces diversity and respect for all people.
11/29/2016 5:10 PM