City staffers released draft recommendations Wednesday for an ordinance that would allow at least some short-term renting in San Diego. Emails obtained by VOSD indicate a measure was ready in early July but the mayor’s office held it when Council members disagreed on some of the specifics.

The city’s purple pipe water system provides treated but undrinkable water that’s used for irrigation by places like golf courses and public parks. San Diego’s purple pipe rates are incredibly low and haven’t gone up at all since 2001. That means regular water users have been propping up that system by paying tens of millions of dollars over the past dozen years in subsidies.


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