Re “Despite Newsom’s call to cut water use, L.A. and San Diego didn’t conserve in July” (Sept. 22): As soon as once more we’re being requested to scale back our water utilization by 15 p.c.
Talking for myself and, I’m certain, many others, I way back began taking actions to significantly scale back my water utilization. Full panorama makeover, water environment friendly home equipment, and many others. There’s actually nothing left to scale back down from.
And but housing developments, lots of that are single-family houses on acreage (particularly right here in North County) are continuously being proposed and accepted.
Reality is, when infrastructure can’t proceed to assist any such development we simply have to acknowledge that not everybody goes to have the ability to dwell right here.
Re “San Diego increases sewer rates 31 percent over four years for single-family customers” (Sept. 22): OK, in order I see it the ability firm shall be elevating its charges and the water utilities shall be elevating their charges. Now I simply can’t maintain from questioning, if there may be such a scarcity of water, how on Earth can the County of San Diego maintain issuing an increasing number of permits to construct an increasing number of condos for an increasing number of individuals who shall be doing laundry, bathing, flushing, and many others.?
I wish to know the way most of the hundreds of condos already constructed are literally occupied. Then, how many individuals can afford the exorbitant rental charges until they’ve a number of roommates? Additionally, most of these folks have automobiles and solely two (if any) assigned parking areas per unit so the place are all of them going to park? The federal government appears to suppose they are going to use public transportation. That could be a joke — this era can’t decrease themselves to make use of a bus or trolley.
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Two targets are diametrically opposed to one another
Significantly? Above the fold the governor asks us to scale back water by 15 p.c. Beneath the fold we’re knowledgeable that not solely will there be an enormous enhance within the sewer charges, however that this enhance invitations much more folks to share our valuable water provide (along with the seemingly continuous constructing of residences). What an oxymoron.
There has to return a time when taking good care of present, long-time residents ought to come first. That is now not a wholesome, sustainable development of our county.
The governor’s proposed water cutback of 15 p.c is just not in step with the county plan to extend reasonably priced housing for residents. The plan so as to add extra housing within the space simply doesn’t make sense. The extra items irrespective of how water environment friendly will solely enhance demand on a restricted provide.
We will’t maintain inviting new householders to an space with no new sources. This additionally applies to electrical energy and roads.
Kurt A. Schlegel
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