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Thread: California Couple May Face Fine for Brown Lawn

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    Thats honestly the weirdest news story ever.. what is the neighborhood thinking tho.. for real.. whats this world coming too?

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    It's crazy to me that there are people who care more about the color of someone's grass than the water crisis we're facing in this state. Conserving now is the only way to prepare for the future.

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    There are some communities that have requirements for up keeping your property. They must've known when they started living there what they needed to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by pascualTO View Post
    This is so stupid considering the city is going through a drought and water needs to be conserved. I'm all for taking care of the outside of your house but during a freaken drought some things need to take a backseat. More important things than making sure the grass is green.

    They could just spray paint the grass green though lol.
    The drought is a nasty blow to the farmers and people trying to take care of the land. I think the city does not know how to manage the water so they pick on taxpayers to make themselves feel better.

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    It is common for many communities in the US to fine homeowners for not keeping up their lawns and yards. I have seen this type of thing all my life throughout the US.

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    CA makes no sense at all sometimes.
    I live in WA, and we are currently being told to not water our grass on certain days to conserve water, or face fines. Mine is pretty brown already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pascualTO View Post
    This is so stupid considering the city is going through a drought and water needs to be conserved. I'm all for taking care of the outside of your house but during a freaken drought some things need to take a backseat. More important things than making sure the grass is green.

    They could just spray paint the grass green though lol.
    I think that if you dig deeper, you'll discover that there is a local Homeowner's Association behind all this. Those guys can be so anal and they let the little "power" they have go right to their heads. These guys are the kind of people that will get on your case if you lawn is 1cm above regulation or if you leave the trash cans on the curb for longer than is allowed all in the name of "maintaining property values". Such asshats.

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    I think this is absolutely ridiculous! Firstly it shouldn't concern the state of California to worry about how about a lawn looks! What if they like it brown? And surely the state has more pressing concerns with the drought to be spending money pursuing this case? The world has gone mad. We need our priorities rechecked.

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    I can't believe someone has to be forced to water their lawn lol, I mean who comes there to analyze that particular patch, what is their house some public domain visited museum or something? Why does the state care about how one manages their own land, I can't believe this.

    What if they had a tall fence and no one could see what was going on, which should be the norm anyway, regardless of fence or not, if I want to be naked in my yard, I will be, its on my own property, you can't sanction me for what I do on my own property.

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    Reading this article, makes me want to run back to live in the country. All these suburban rules can suffocate you. "Creating an eye sore" sounds ridiculous to me. I'd say that some people should be fined for the horrible houses they are allowed to build. I would classify a lot of them as "eye sores".

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    You what? going to jail for something so simple like watering your grass? I thought this was America, where freedom was a very important right. But I guess there is a drought, so water supplies are definitely limited.

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    They are about 30 years to late for it to do any good.

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    I understand wanting the neighborhood to look good and uniformed but it is not that serious. This is actually the first of me hearing anything like this.

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    They fine you for using water to "water" your lawn(drought), and they will fine you for letting in go brown from not watering it.....Looks like Damned if you do it and screwed if you don't,and the funnier part is you ought to choose one
    Makes me laugh..!!

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    Yea how do you penalize someone when you implement laws to prevent waste of water? I guess they should have watered their lawn instead of bathe .

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