P. O. Box 4548 Stockton, CA 95204 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWelcome to CCCoS
Water Privatization Initiative
The Concerned Citizens Coalition of Stockton (CCCoS) is an organization with roots going back to the 1990s. In 2001, this group of citizens became concerned that the Stockton City Council was preparing to outsource the operation and maintenance of the City’s water utilities, without adequate public hearings.
CCCoS lobbied, educated, and finally circulated an initiative to let people vote on any water contracts of $5 million dollars or greater. We won a public vote by over a 60% margin. However, the Stockton City Council rushed to sign the water contract with OMI-Thames, International just 13 days before the public vote.
CCCoS, Sierra Club, and the League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County filed a lawsuit to challenge the City’s action. The basis was that the city failed to perform an environmental report, called CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act), as required under California law. We ultimately won in court – 7 years later – and on March 1, 2008, Stockton’s water was returned to municipal operations. See the above link to “History” for more information.
William Loyko, Chairperson, CCCoS 2012
Sylvia Kothe, Chairperson, CCCoS [2002 to 2012]
Dale Stocking, Liaison, Sierra Club
Diane Park, Liaison, League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County