Personally, I would think we could get more overall economic benefit from using the 54+ acre feet of imaginary totally-not-Carmel-River-water -even-though-it-is-in-the darn-historical-flood-plain water for something that provides permanent jobs for Monterey County people rather than to build 70+ widely scattered second homes and 20+ affordable and "workforce" (since the real estate crash more properly referred to as 'market rate') units.
As a side effect, maybe this irresponsibility will convince the State watchdogs they have no choice but to to impose the kinds of strict rationing they've been threatening if we didn't take the cease-and-desist order seriously. That way this decision can shut down the entire Peninsula economy as well as show everyone in the CalAm service district that the County is not interested in being fair. I mean, c'mon: we have people who can't build on an existing legal lot because they can't get water, and we want to make over 90 new lots????
Let's hope the Board has some sense.