This is a great story about the Delta Plan; one I’m surprised has taken this long to coalesce. The City of Stockton is exactly right to bring up this objection to the Delta Plan, that it may impose limits on local development. Personally, I think the idea that the state can impose limits on local growth that stresses our water system or imposes new flood risks is a fucking fantastic idea, and only wish the state had started doing that fifty years ago, before the Pocket and Natomas were built out. But yeah, the City of Stockton has accurately sussed out that the Delta Plan would mean a whole new era of tying local land use to water and flood conditions. I wouldn’t have minded if that had slipped by unnoticed but gotten adopted. But I also don’t mind if it is explicitly debated, so go Stockton. So long as the Delta Council holds the line on that (because it makes perfect sense), it is at least a new and interesting facet of this conversation.