By Canan Tasci , Staff Writer
Created: 03/06/2012 12:52:38 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – City officials will appear before a judge later this month after unsuccessful mediations with Southern California Edison over the construction of 200-foot power lines.

As a result, a prehearing conference before a California Public Utilities Commission administrative law judge will occur on March 19. The next procedural steps to address the city’s petition will be discussed.

For three weeks, the city and Edison have been involved in mediation in an effort to reach a mutually agreeable resolution to the issues raised by the city’s Petition for Modification of the CPUC’s December 2009 decision authorizing the construction of the project.

The $2.1 billion power line project through the city is intended to carry wind-generated electricity from Kern County to the Los Angeles Basin.

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