Unformatted text preview: Taxes fueled boom, so now no money for growth. Suddenly anti-growth. Reluctant Metropolis: Chapter 4 Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: the “MET”. “For a century on of the leading missions has been to find and import water. And not just a little water, but so much water that the issue of water would become irrelevant to Southern California’s growth.” “There it is. Take it” – Mulholland speaking about his aqueduct bringing water from Owens Valley to the San Fernando Valley. Water Buffaloes. Carl Boronkay, experienced in environmental law, pushed by endangered species, environmentalists and bought Domenigoni Valley to build the Eastside Reservoir. The Met decides not to support the Seymour bill and the farmers but a change to the Central Valley Project so that they can tap into the farmers’ subsidized water. However financial obligations mean higher rates and protests. Now the Met is paying the price for growth when there no longer is any....
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- Fall '07
- San Fernando Valley, Metropolitan Water District, Owens Valley, Water buffaloes, incredibly big city