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March 1, 1992 | DANA PARSONS
Nine o'clock on Saturday morning, and Dave Foreman has just finished a back-yard breakfast with a group of Laguna Beach environmentalists. Within an hour, they'll head up toward an area of Laguna Canyon known as Sycamore Hills and protest the planned six-lane San Joaquin Hills tollway that would crisscross the canyon. It's the same place local residents converged by the thousands in 1989 and, as local history would have it, persuaded the Irvine Co.
April 24, 1992
The City Council has rescinded a water conservation ordinance enacted last year. Because of this winter's rainfall and conservation efforts by residents, the council repealed a mandatory 10% reduction in water use as well as restrictions on water fountains, hosing down of driveways and sidewalks and daytime lawn watering. Though water customers succeeded in reducing the city's water consumption in 1991 by 16.1% compared to 1989, officials have asked residents to continue voluntary conservation.
July 3, 1991
Tustin officials reported this week that the water conservation program has significantly decreased usage. "It appears that our water users have made a conscious effort to conserve water and should be encouraged to continue to do so throughout the summer months," Administrative Assistant Irma Hernandez said in a report.
October 24, 1991
Responding to strong conservation by residents and businesses, the Lakewood City Council has repealed the city's mandatory water conservation program. The decision Tuesday night took effect immediately. The 58,000 residents and 1,000 business and industrial customers served by the municipal water system have cut water use by 28% since the city's mandatory program took effect last March, said Jim Glancy, Lakewood's water superintendent.
May 24, 1990
City Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores on Wednesday proposed a 10-point plan for long-term water conservation in Los Angeles, even as she labled Mayor Tom Bradley's proposal for mandatory water rationing this year as "premature." The councilwoman--who chairs the council's Commerce, Energy and Natural Resources Committee--said most of the attention given to water recently has involved stop-gap measures such as Bradley's water rationing proposal.
July 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
The House Resources Committee overcame a split among Western Republicans on Wednesday and approved a $47-billion land conservation proposal. It uses money from federal offshore oil and gas leases to restore coastlines, protect wildlife and create urban parks. The committee debated for four hours before voting 29-12 to send the Conservation and Reinvestment Act to the full House. Committee Chairman James V.
May 25, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
The drought is still forcing city water customers to cut water use, but the city granted residents a break this week by easing conservation goals and penalties for noncompliance. Residents now must reduce water use by 15% instead of 25%. And the surcharge for overuse has been cut in half, saving the average residential user about $2 a month. The changes came after some Anaheim residents and business owners complained that the original plan was unfair.
May 16, 1991
The Metropolitan Water District and The Broadway stores are co-sponsoring a $13-million program to distribute more than 2 million water conservation savings kits at the department store chain's 43 stores in Southern California. Lois Krieger, MWD board chairwoman, said the program will be "the biggest urban water conservation plumbing retrofit program ever in California."
April 18, 1990
The Metropolitan Water District on Tuesday approved a plan to pay millions of dollars in rebates to water agencies that get customers to cut use by more than 5% this summer. The plan, approved without comment by the Board of Directors, would rebate $100 for every acre-foot of water that local agencies conserve between June 1 and Sept. 30. The program would bring an estimated $10 million to the 27 Southern California water agencies served by the Los Angeles-based agency.
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