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A Big Win for the San Pedro River

On June 10, 2014, the Maricopa County Superior Court vacated a finding of adequate water supply by the Arizona Department of Water Resources for a proposed deveopment of 7000 homes in Sierra Vista.  The judge held that ADWR abused its discretion and acted contrary to law when, in its assessment of the water's legal availability for 100 years, it refused to consider the federal reserved rights held by the Bureau of Land Management for the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.  This represents a big win for those trying to protect the San Pedro River!  

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Notice to Class re Arnold vs Sarn Settlement

The Notice Regarding Agreement Affecting the Class Arnold v. ADHS, CV000-432355 is available here.

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Landmark Settlement Agreement Reached in Arnold vs Sarn

On January 8, 2014, the Center announced a final resolution of  Arnold v. Sarn, the historic class action, filed in 1981which required the State of Arizona and Maricopa County to develop a full continuum of community mental health services to ensure that individuals with serious mental illness can live successfully in their community. The settlement agreement entered into by the Center, Governor Brewer and the Arizona Department of Health Services will significantly enhance the quality of and expand the capacity for community-based mental health services for thousands of people with mental illness, and provide for the termination of the long standing litigation. 

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