Solvang to Consider Construction Moratorium Due to Drought Conditions

Solvang City Council members Monday requested a construction moratorium in the face of drought conditions. The issue will be placed on their agenda for the Oct. 10 meeting for public input and council action.

“You’ve heard already here, and if you’ve been listening to the planning commission you’ve probably been getting e-mails, that maybe we should consider a construction moratorium until we get out of this drought. We are forcing everybody to take rather large cutbacks in water, and then you want to add in a hotel or apartments or whatever else,” Council Member Mark Infanti said.

Solvang Asks Residents to Cut Back on Water as California Faces Drought

At the Solvang City Council meeting last Monday, the council members approved a resolution to ask neighbors to voluntarily cut back on their water intake by 15%.

They also voted to impose mandatory restrictions and spend $400 thousand on supplemental water.

Solvang declared a stage one drought `condition as Santa Barbara County faces a moderate drought that is getting worse.