Will Critcizing Growth Make You Disappear?

A local water district that has criticized rapid growth and the availabilities of water supplies may be dissolved.
November 18, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...Officials at the Newhall County Water District said their agency is in danger of disappearing because its challenge to rapid development has rubbed people the wrong way...

Water is a hot-button issue in the semi-rural Santa Clarita Valley 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, where tens of thousands of houses, including the 20,885-home Newhall Ranch, are to be built in the next decade.

The debate reflects tension statewide between developers and their advocates, who argue there's enough water to go around if it's managed properly, and environmentalists, who contend that optimistic projections can lead to too many houses and not enough water."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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