On the final page of the 28-page settlement agreement between the San Bernardino County Flood Control District, The County of San Bernardino, and the Colonies Partners, L.P. is a Mediator’s Statement.

Inquiring minds are wondering if someone mentioned this minor paragraph to Attorney General Brown before his political speech yesterday morning?

The Mediator, Edward Panelli, Associate Justice of the California State Supreme Court (Retired) rendered his opinion as to the settlement reached.

Panelli’s selection as Mediator was mutually agreed to by all parties in an effort to settle the costly long-standing litigation.

To read the professional background for Panelli click here.

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