Leadership

LITIGATION

Issue 6 and Volume 61.

LITIGATION The legality of the second $1,020,000 bond issue for the purpose of acquiring the Union Hollywood Water Company, of Los Angeles, Cal., and the extension of the municipal water distributing system to the extreme western section of the city limits, was attacked in a suit filed in the Superior Court by attorneys on behalf of a property owner of the bond district. The suit was directed against the Mayor and other city officials, and the court was asked to restrain the city from selling the bonds or making them a lien on the property of the district, on the ground that the issue is illegal and void. A municipality can make assessments on a foot-frontage basis for water pipes, but a private water company has no such right, rules Public Service Commissioner James Alcorn, of Harrisburg, Pa., in deciding in favor of Harry S. Craumer, Wyomissing, in a complaint…

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