Dougherty Valley Settlement
Zone 7 water services agency entered into an agreement with a developer in Contra Costa County to use its infrastructure for the transportation of water to the development. CBG believed this was not legal and filed a lawsuit which was joined by the City of Livermore.
The lawsuit was settled out of court with multiple remedies. The developer paid into a mitigation fund which is used to purchase open space land. It also includes protections from future abuses, such as prohibiting Dublin from urbanizing Doolan Canyon.