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Longtime residents will bear water conservation burden

Despite drought, SANDAG says real estate development should continue.

Don Bauder, SAN DIEGO READER

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Kelly Cunningham, economist for the National University System Institute for Policy Research, looks at the forecasts of San Diego population in 2050 and says, “It is hard to see that happening.” He sees “an animosity toward building” as a result of the water crisis. “We have to rely on water being transported here, and California is not doing a really good job of transporting water.”
Last year, San Diego County added 7000 housing units while the population went up 35,000. “We needed 13,000 housing units to accommodate that growth.”