Sierra Madre's Tiered Water Rates and the Recent Court of Appeal Decision on Conservation Water Rates and Proposition 218

Sierra Madre, CA. - April 22, 2015 – On Monday, the Court of Appeal issued its decision analyzing whether conservation water rates (also known as tiered water rates or inclining block rates) utilized in the City of San Juan Capistrano are consistent with the provisions of Proposition 218 requirements that a fee charged to a property owner shall not exceed the proportional cost of the service attributable to the property. When the decision was issued, Sierra Madre, which has a tiered water rate structure created for compliance with Prop 218 requirements, reviewed its own water rate study to ensure that the City’s tiers are also consistent with the Court’s decision.

2015 Huck Finn Fishing Derby – And the Winners Are

Sierra Madre, CA - April 1, 2015 - The City of Sierra Madre Huck Finn Fishing Derby was held this past Saturday, March 28, 2015. This year 236 youth ages 3-15 participated in the Huck Finn Fishing Derby with many parents, family and friends in attendance as well. The fishing was fantastic this year as most young anglers caught at least one trout and many caught their limit of three! Awards were given in the following four age categories, as well as the Largest Overall fish and Smallest Overall fish. Age category winners were based on the total weight of a maximum three fish.