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Friday's Letters to the Editor

Water and building

EDITOR: This will tick some people off. Sonoma County residents are facing possible water conservation restrictions/measures with the Board of Supervisors approval ("Countywide water limits likely in April," Wednesday). Supervisor Shirlee Zane was quoted as saying that "drastic times call for drastic measures." I would hope that the board is also considering imposing a moratorium on all building in the county. After all, the current residential and commercial users will be ordered to cut back their usage. What is the point of increasing the population and water usage at this time?

Healdsburg and Cloverdale have already imposed restrictions on water consumption. They should also act to restrict all construction until the situation improves. Maybe it is also time to explore the expansion of our storage systems. Yes, drastic times require drastic measures.

BOB BOSTITCH

Petaluma

A challenge grant?

EDITOR: I will participate in the upcoming Undy 5000 described in Chris Smith's Tuesday column, and I will donate $100 if Supervisor Efren Carrillo leads the pack.

PAT DAVIS

Santa Rosa

End the embargo


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