Tuesday, July 7, 2009

LA County has Overdeveloped for Years

The LA County Supervisors have a long history of pushing overdevelopment past available resources, although there have been small victories by organizations such as the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. I'm including a snapshot of a summary of the award-winning LAT article as published in the Amicus Journal in 2000. Over-allocation of water was caused by this countywide development push back in 1998, despite public protest, and has resulted in the shortages of water that we are experiencing today. Links to the detailed articles are listed below.

A Growth Plan Run Amok

Supervisors OK 21,000-Home Development


Opponents See Newhall Ranch Project's Glass as Half Empty

Project Is Viewed as Area Threat