San Diego Steps Up as Water Authority’s ‘Sugar Daddy’

When the region’s water importer said it was hurting for cash, the city of San Diego said: I’ll be your sugar daddy.  That’s basically what happened last week after the San Diego County Water Authority – in charge of getting water from the Colorado River and northern California to San Diego – broke the news to its 22 customer water districts that its prices were going up 39 percent over the next two years. Mayor Todd Gloria pushed back on the increase, calling on his board members to find a way to soften the blow on San Diegans.