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Water And Development

Gary Patton, KUSP, Land Use Report, 4/7/14

I encourage you to check out the written version of these Land Use Reports to get more information. If you do, you’ll find the title of today’s report is “Water and Development.” Those two words encapsulate most of the subject matter I address here on the Land Use Report. I guess we could throw in the word “transportation” to round it all out.

In terms of “water,” here are some “heads up” announcements. Tonight, the City of Santa Cruz is going to hold a Water Conservation Master Plan Modeling Workshop, starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Water wonks are definitely invited. The workshop will be followed by a meeting of the City’s Water Commission, starting at 7:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. Tomorrow, the City Council itself will be meeting in those chambers, starting at 2:30 in the afternoon. A good part of the meeting will be devoted to water-related matters, including a proposal to spend $350,000 to study water supply reliability. Water rationing issues are also on the agenda.

In terms of “development,” here is an advance notice of a luncheon meeting of the League of Women Voters of Monterey County. On April 9th, that’s Wednesday, you can attend their noon luncheon and get a “development” update provided by LandWatch Monterey County. Check out these items at

More Information

Land Use Links

Gary Patton’s Two Worlds Blog

Water Conservation Workshop – April 7, 2014

Water Commission Agenda – April 7, 2014

Santa Cruz City Council Agenda – April 8, 2014

Agenda Report – Water Rationing at the City Council

Agenda Report – The $350,000 Contract

LandWatch At The League of Women Voters – April 9, 2014

LandWatch Website

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