To: Land Use and Environmental Committee MembersFrom: Susan Davis, Rural Forum ChairmanRE: Rural Forum Meeting Invitation You are cordially invited to attend the Rural Forum meeting on Wednesday, January 25th, 2006, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Orange County Ballroom Salon 3 (please check program to confirm room location).Our guest speaker will be Jill Willis. Jill is aPartner in the Environmental Law and Natural Resources Practice Group of the law firm of Best Best & Krieger LLP. Currently, Best Best & Krieger LLP is representing Lake Arrowhead Community Services District in a water rights dispute at Lake Arrowhead. Jill specializes in water rights and related issues, has significant litigation experience and is also actively involved in one of the State's largest and most complex groundwater adjudications involving the Santa Maria Groundwater Basin. Jill represents numerous public and private clients in actions involving surface and groundwater rights throughout Southern California, including the Antelope Valley, the Cucamonga Basin, the Chino Basin, the Santa Ana River, and the Colorado River. She also represents the Friant Water Users Authority in a federal environmental matter involving the Federal Central Valley Project.Jill will be presenting a legal discussion on the perfection of water rights in California with an emphasis on the currently pending LakeArrowhead decision. Jill’s presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.Please join us for this insightful and timely discussion. We hope to see you there!