Thanks to Wendell Peart for sending me the attached cover letter from the Placer County Board of Supervisors and the resolution adopted by Placer County in 1993 to call on the Federal government to limit growth. You will see in the letter reference to Wendell’s idea of limiting local growth based on available water per person during the last great drought (1928-33). The Drought Safety Standard became part of the Placer County Plan in 1994. This is an excellent example of a strategy for trying to limit local development to sustainable levels.
Wendell Peart Placer County Resolution (PDF, 149 KB)
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