There is an interesting article in the Los Angeles Times this week regarding rainwater harvesting. In California, property improvements such as solar capture systems, fire sprinklers, and access for the disabled are not classified as new construction under state law. This incentivizes people to build without an increase in property taxes. Sen. Steve Glazer is proposing that rainwater harvesting systems be placed in the same category. If you look at California weather related event in particular over the past year it is easy to see why water storage makes so much sense and can save money in the long run.
Next week in Albuquerque the conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The event takes place November 15-17. Hear from a more than 30 speakers and a wide range of topics from ranching, farming, conservation, community, and of course all things soil.
Happy to see my letter in the Sunday paper--BUT shocked that its most important sentence was deleted! After the parentheses in the attached, please insert "Low-income housing topped the list of the city’s priorities, and that’s even better." The deletion alters the letter's main point which is HOUSING SHOULD BE OUR FIRST PRIORITY on the city-owned campus. Better jobs, live-work zoning, year-round food production, and alternative energy should also be incorporated into the 63-acre parcel (as well as the surrounding area), and we should also maintain a strong educational component there, but our top priority is clear.