St. George is running out of water and nobody in charge seems to care. We are building developments with lagoons in the middle of the desert (in the midst of a drought) at the same time we are our telling citizens to conserve. That sounds like St. George is talking out of both sides of its mouth.
I recently conducted a series of surveys specific to St. George’s water and growth issues. What’s most revealing is that our citizens have been left out of the discussion regarding the speed and manner in which St. George grows.
I’m not a proponent of zero growth. That’s preposterous. But we need smarter growth to ensure new families and our own children have a place to call home without the fear of running out of water. Asking for common sense discussions about the speed of our growth is fair, and the citizens of St. George deserve to be heard. Personally, I’m not convinced, beyond a survey every twenty-five years or so, that local government is actively engaging the community in discussions, issues, challenges, and opportunities related to growth.