The San Diego's Mayor Sanders has declared a drought, but he refuses to ration water -- let alone raise prices!* Apparently, he has pined his hopes on voluntary conservation (remember? the type that saw water use go up?) and winter rains.
All I can say is that this guy is either crazy or in developers' pockets (don't stop building!). If you can't tell which, check out these past posts on San Diego.
Either way, the prognosis (more demand, less supply) is for shortages that will damage quality of life in San Diego, harm many businesses, and leave the region begging for water from wiser neighbors.
But wait! Perhaps Sanders has a clever strategy to run the wells dry and then demand water from IID farmers dumping water in the nearby desert. Although he would probably get it ("humanitarian disaster"), he would be probably end up imprisoned for criminal negligence of his citizens' safety and shot by angry farmers.
Bottom Line: There's a drought! Do something! (Raise prices!)
* Wait -- one article says that he's proposing to raise prices by six percent -- that's $3.31 on average. Are you ready for the yawns?
via DW and WaterSISWEB