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Letter to the Editor

City of Santa Cruz, end plans for desal already

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2/8/13

The city of Santa Cruz is apparently so flush with taxpayer money that they are able to toss even more funds toward a new evaluation of how costs to ratepayers will compare with regard to desal vs. no supplemental supply project. This new study is deemed necessary because residents are understood to be confused. From the vote taken in November and letters written to the Sentinel, it seems clear: the city of Santa Cruz and the Sentinel should get over it. We already know what the cost comparison is; desal will add a permanent cost increase, despite only intermittent use, in addition to the cost of the impact on our beautiful bay. The city should stop trying every which way to buy its wish to build a desal plant.

Beth Ahrens Clay, Santa Cruz

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