Monday, June 15, 2015

Rancho Santa Fe is Special




Rich Californians balk at limits: ‘We’re not all equal when it comes to water’.  (Washington Post, 6/13/2015)
So far, the community’s 3,100 residents have not felt the wrath of the water police. Authorities have issued only three citations for violations of a first round of rather mild water restrictions announced last fall. In a place where the median income is $189,000, where PGA legend Phil Mickelson once requested a separate water meter for his chipping greens, where financier Ralph Whitworth last month paid the Rolling Stones $2 million to play at a local bar, the fine, at $100, was less than intimidating.

All that is about to change, however.
But not without much grousing, to be sure.

Per capita use of water by Rancho Santa Fe residents is 5 times the state average.


Related posts:
Two sides of the California drought: The Cowan Heights guzzlers vs. the Compton sippers.  (4/27/2015)
The Rev. Pat Robertson might be moved to say that this weather map is God's continuing punishment of Californicators.  (4/24/2015)
Traffic noise competes with almond grower's interview.  (4/8/2015)
Californians' majority view of drought: Some serious stuff but no water rationing, please.  (3/19/2015) 
California intensity: From abnormally dry to exceptional drought.  (3/19/2015)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

financier Ralph Whitworth last month paid the Rolling Stones $2 million to play at a local bar Holy moly.