If we just look a little south you might notice a city called Carmel. They have the no-growth thing dialed in. It was simple for them. All they had to do was agree that there was a limit to how much water was available. And once that limit was reached, stop any building at all.
It seems to me that we are past our limit. I get the pesky emails saying congrats you are way below your future allotment. Or you went way over. So someone tell me please if we are not having a water shortage, why is someone monitoring our water consumption? And if we are, why are we so bent on creating more demand. Or is it simply the renters and their advocates screaming lower rents who are not thinking about the costs to our environment? I can see it now, rolling water outages.
— Chelsea Wagner, Santa Cruz
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