Leaders in the Bay Area community of East Palo Alto imposed a moratorium on development until the city can increase its water supply.

For the past 14 years, the city has used nearly all of its annual water allotment, making it increasingly difficult for East Palo Alto to approve new developments, unless they can essentially provide their own water. With no easy or affordable solution in sight, developers are caught in limbo as they wait for the city to obtain additional water resources -- a process that could take years, reports Kaitlyn Landgraf of the Bay Area News Group.

Three developments will get to move forward while a set of proposed developments are out of luck.

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