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Water district calls for greater conservation

Original post made on Feb 26, 2014

Just hours before the skies above the Peninsula began to dump rain into local creeks and reservoirs, the Santa Clara Valley Water District called for greater conservation efforts -- with the board voting at its meeting last night to increase its water use reduction target from 10 percent to 20 percent.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:16 PM

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Posted by Ah Guah
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 26, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Makes sense. A good effort by users to cut back will go a long way.

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Posted by Grumpy
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 26, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Just another bunch of liberal bureaucrats wanting to get some more of your hard earned dollars. To many agencies have the right to place things on the ballot that establish pork for all of their buddies.

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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 26, 2014 at 6:05 pm

USA is a registered user.

Water levels: Web Link

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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Feb 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm

@Grumpy: If you're trying to be funny, you fail. Miserably.

If, on the other hand, you're being serious, you must have absolutely no idea what's been going on. Which is truly sad for you.

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Posted by mike
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 26, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Hmmm - record grape harvest in 2013 - drought persists despite recent rainfall - where is the water going? Farms in the valley and coast. Stop them before you talk to me.

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Posted by Mike's Dad
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Feb 27, 2014 at 5:23 am

Hey Mike, ever do anything because it was the right thing to do, even though others may not be doing the right thing? Just checking.

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Posted by Hmm,
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 27, 2014 at 10:59 am

I agree with grumpy, just wait till

"Los Angeles Democrat Bob Blumenfield is responsible for legislation that would result in billions of dollars in higher property taxes. Seeking to repeal an important Proposition 13 protection, ACA 8 would lower the vote threshold for new taxes to repay local infrastructure bond debt from two-thirds to just 55%."

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Wait till ACA 8 passes, that is when the really big pork gets put on the property taxes.

If you pay 5k per year in property taxes, that could go up to way more.

If this goes through property values would drop as people start to leave in droves.

If it goes through, rents will also go up.

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