Newhall Left Out to Dry?

Decision to halt massive Newhall Ranch project due to water shortage represents a crucial policy shift.
June 14, 2000, 8am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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A judge's unususal decision in late May to halt the Newhall Ranch development near Santa Clarita represents a crucial policy shift in evaluating and planning large subdivisions. Some observers predict that this will have a chilling impact on development in LA Couty. Others suggest that the decision highlights the importance of environmental planning and the relationship between land use and water. The decision comes amid a recent panel report suggesting an impending drought in California.

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Published on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times
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