Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Lawsuit debate in Hermosa Beach Elections

While most Californians are focused on the Gubernatorial primary, if anything in next Tuesday's election, a multi-million dollar lawsuit ovefr oil drilling is the focus of races in the South Bay.

Just how to handle an oil company's $500 million breach of contract lawsuit against the city of Hermosa Beach has emerged as a central issue in the race for a City Council seat.

All four candidates in the June 6 special election said the suit by Macpherson Oil Co., which could potentially bankrupt the city, is one of their main concerns, and they don't agree on how to best resolve it.