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Mayor joins water-hoarding NoCals in hectoring LA about water


7th and Fig: good spot for a rice paddy today.

On the rainiest day of the year to-date, our brave Mayor wants to bust his own citizens for using so much damn water.

Gone is all memory of his Sacto days, when he had to contend to powerful interests, like---the California Rice Commission, protector of rice paddies in the Sacto region.

Our state expends 80% of its water on agriculture, and about 10% on domestic consumption. So even if LA, a fraction of a fraction of the domestic component of the State, cut its water use in half, it's making no significant dent in the water supply.

The idea of a State that is purported have water shortage problems supporting water-intensive crops like rice while making its homeowners convert to rock gardens is sheer lunacy, as well as sheer arrogance.

But we who garden, and who drink the stuff--we're only here to be scapegoated by our own Mayor.