Governor Brown Issues Statement on 4th District Court of Appeal Decision


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on the 4th District Court of Appeal decision regarding the City of San Juan Capistrano’s tiered water rates:

“The practical effect of the court’s decision is to put a straitjacket on local government at a time when maximum flexibility is needed. My policy is and will continue to be: employ every method possible to ensure water is conserved across California.”

Today’s decision is being reviewed by the state’s lawyers. To learn more about the state’s drought response, visit Drought.CA.Gov. Every Californian should take steps to conserve water. Find out how at