No. H049575.

97 Cal.App.5th 17 (2023)

CITY OF MARINA et al., Plaintiffs, Cross-defendants, Cross-complainants and Appellants, v. COUNTY OF MONTEREY et al., Defendants, Cross-complainants, Cross-defendants and Respondents; SALINAS VALLEY BASIN GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY AGENCY et al., Real Parties in Interest and Respondents; CALIFORNIA-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY, Intervener and Real Party in Interest.

Court of Appeals of California, Sixth District.

November 13, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Shartsis Friese, Paul P. Spaulding III , Larisa A. Meisenheimer , Joseph V. Mauch and Susanne S. Orza for Plaintiffs, Cross-defendants, Cross-complainants and Appellants.

Downey Brand, Kevin M. O'Brien , Meredith E. Nikkel and Samuel Bivins for Defendants, Cross-complainants, Cross-defendants and Respondents County of Monterey, County of Monterey Groundwater Sustainability Agency and Monterey County Board of Supervisors.

Rob Bonta , Attorney General, Robert W. Byrne , Assistant Attorney General, Myung J. Park , Marc N. Melnick and Bradley Solomon , Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendants, Cross-complainants, Cross-defendants and Respondents California Water Resources and Karla Nemeth.

Minasian, Meith, Soares, Sexton & Cooper, Dustin C. Cooper and Andrew J. McClure for Real Parties in Interest and Respondents.

Latham & Watkins, Duncan Joseph Moore , Winston P. Stromberg , Lucas I. Quass ; Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan, Robert E. Donlan and Shawnda Marie Grady for Intervener and Real Party in Interest.



This appeal arises from a dispute regarding which local groundwater sustainability agency is authorized to manage the groundwater in a portion of the 180/400 Foot Aquifer Subbasin of the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin...

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