Please read the important 30 plus page letter (located at the end of the 111 page committee document) written by former CSD attorney, Richard Brandt. I appreciate his input tremendously; however, I'm deeply disappointed that such insight wasn't offered before 3 development projects were approved at the county--without cumulative water review.
Much of what is said in the letter, including the potential loss of water rights, drought nightmares, and not enough water for full buildout, is precisely what the RMDCCC, particularly Janis, argued repeatedly at Sac County.
At the time, CSD, along with developers, fought hard, pulling in the opposite direction, insisting such a study wasn't needed, because there was plenty of water for full buildout. Such insistence and testimony nixed the possibility of a cumulative river impact study as well as the consequential reduction of rooftops in a master plan update. (Whatever that rooftop number would turn out to be, according to the water study numbers)
Sadly, citizens, environmentalists and government regulators (who argued for a cumulative water study) were more or less told not to worry our pretty little heads about it, because we didn't have a clue.
And now this letter from the former CSD attorney.
I hope the newest members of the CSD board are paying close attention. If the CSD was once willing to ignore citizens, the Attorney General, US EPA and several environmental groups, perhaps they'll listen, now, to their own former attorney.