Public Water Now Town Hall
How Missoula Took Their Water Public
Mayor John Engen and Team

Monday, September 24th, 7pm
MIIS, Irvine Auditorium
499 Pierce St., Monterey

Hear the empowering story of how a courageous group of citizens in a small town in Montana beat BIG Water and achieved public ownership.

Missoula, Montana is home to 71,000 people. In 2015, the City of Missoula was able to buy back their water system from corporate giant, the Carlyle Group. Our guests from Missoula will tell us their story, how the issue emerged, and how they successfully exercised the power of eminent domain to buy their water system.

This has huge relevance for the path toward public water on the Monterey Peninsula. The corporate scare tactics they faced were similar to Cal Am’s: You can’t afford to buy us, we’re too costly. But Missoula has experienced the dynamic of challenging a huge international corporation—The Carlyle Group—and winning!

Speakers will be Missoula’s Mayor and the attorneys who worked on the acquisition. This is the winning legal team who defeated American Water’s team led by Joe Connor. American Water is Cal Am's parent company.

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