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Drought conditions force water restrictions


Level 2 drought conditions have forced the city of San Diego to recently impose water restrictions. You are most affected by this if you own a home or business that has landscape irrigation.

From June 1 to October 31, you must:

  • Restrict watering your yard or garden to three days a week.
  • Limit sprinkler times to 10 minutes per watering station.
  • Water before 10 AM or after 6 PM.
  • Homes with odd-numbered addresses can water Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Homes with even-numbered addresses can water Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.
  • Apartments, condos & businesses can water Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

If you have an automatic sprinkler system, check your timer to make sure you are complying with these restrictions. For more information on saving water, please see the city’s Water Emergency Information and Resources webpage.

San Marcos looking healthy

What’s a healthy community these days? Well, one that’s financially sound and San Marcos has a balanced budget this year despite forecasting a $3 to $4 million decline in annual revenues over the next three years.

It would also have to be one that’s creating a sustainable community. And in San Marcos, the newest fire station to open (the one up on San Elijo Road) is one of only five in the nation to be LEED¬†certified.

The CSUSM library is one of campuss newer buildings and overlooks San Marcos.

The CSUSM library is one of campus's newer buildings and overlooks San Marcos.

I heard these things from Mayor Jim Desmond at his state of the city address which I attended with colleagues from Cal State San Marcos March 10.

A new park was opened this past year and two more are in various stages of creation. New business tenants are opening in a development across from City Hall. (Including Pizza Nova–I have a weakness for their bread.)¬†

Mayor Desmond shared the credit with his council but gave a big shout-out to his city manager Paul Malone plus the former city manager Rick Gittings. (more…)

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