Left coast conversations are 'high and dry' on this topic
No topic in the State of California is more top-of-mind than the current, long drought for Southern California. Nightly news reports on every media outlet offer information, details about political efforts to mandate water conservation across all segments of the population. Time will tell if these efforts bring relief, but only Mother Nature, a significant climate shift will bring rain. Almost caught as a pawn in the crisis are the 6-million-some residents of common interest developments (CIDs) or HOAs with their specific covenants, conditions, and regulations that mandate green lawns and surroundings. No doubt, we are at a point when those requirements will change.
A 'moniker' for the 'social current see' about common interest developments, aka HOAs, or homeowner associations, also property owner associations (POAs). These communities, while private governments, function much like cities with more than 9 million residents in these localities in California. As such, ALTACITIES, "alternate cities," are larger than the combined populations of the four largest cities in the state, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco.