Letters to the Editor

A fantasy and a war

A recent letter writer (Gary Maier, April 13) asked whether we could not learn from the past and manage growth in response to the water problem.

The answer is no. Planners, city councils and supervisors only see tax dollars dancing in front of their eyes. Damn the water, full development ahead.

Yes, it is a fantasy and a war. We are losing the war because we’re putting too many people (and certain types of agriculture) into areas that typically have drought. The fantasy is that it will work and all those tax dollars will solve problems.

There needs to be a moratorium on building and water service. I worked for a water company for more than 31 years and have been through a few multiyear droughts. I have been saying for more than two decades that we need to limit growth in certain areas. The time is now.