For the most part there is zero conversation inside city hall about managing water demand by slowing or perhaps putting an indefinite hold on approving water supply assessments and construction permits. Today's growth in Los Angeles is 'big', it's 'dense' it's 'vertical' and it's pervasive. Mayor Garcetti last September announced that he wants to expedite construction to build 100,000 new units by 2020 but where's the water? RHNA that blindly approve developments to meet SCAG's or SANDAG's desktop population targets without assessing if there is sufficient water to provide for them over the long term. Pictured above: The Playa Vista II development will add 560 af/y demand to the city's water deficit.