POLL: How is the drought affecting you?

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought a couple weeks back, formally recognizing that the record dearth of rainfall over the past two rainy seasons is an emergency with potentially dire consequences for California’s economy.

So what does that mean for you as a resident? Take our anonymous poll and find out how other residents answered.

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Jeff Lichtman January 26, 2014 at 06:19 PM
Some things I expect to happen as a result of the drought: food prices will go up, possibly a lot; lots of brown lawns; more (and worse) fires; more animals coming out of the hills to seek food in people's yards (including predators such as coyotes); lots of complaints about the unfairness of surcharges for excess use (regardless of how these are implemented). I'd like to know whether the city will do anything to reduce fire hazards in the hillside natural area. Will there be local enforcement to discourage wasteful practices (such as watering the sidewalk)? On what basis will the almost inevitable water restrictions be done?
Astrid Broberg January 26, 2014 at 11:25 PM
We had Planting Justice install a grey water tank in the backyard where the bath and laundry water gets collected and distributed to our plants...didn't cost an arm and leg ..doesn't look ugly and os working great. ..more people should consider something like that since it doesn't look any better for the future
rose stamm January 28, 2014 at 10:35 AM
astrid do you have the contact info for us? i found the website and wrote an email; no response yet. am very interested in this. thanks. rose


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