The state is in a severe drought that has impacted the entire county. Not all areas have been impacted evenly. No one can predict when or if the drought will cease. Yet the powers that be allow building to continue with the ridiculous solution to offset water usage by cutting down trees.
Some have presumptuously expressed the idea that the water problem is not as bad as they have been led to believe, and areas least impacted by the drought should be allowed to continue to build. They are gambling the drought will reverse itself before the water availability here is in dire crisis. What has happened to old-fashioned common sense?
Since this is the first time such a situation has existed, it might be prudent to wait and see what happens before any further building is allowed. Because water is a limited resource and a basic need, the supervisors need to implement an immediate building moratorium. Any other action puts the county in a precarious position. This should not be.