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California drought doesn´t
end brown lawn warnings

Associated Press, by Christopher Weber and Fenit Nirappil

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/17/2014 11:40:58 PM

Los Angeles — Laura Whitney and her husband, Michael Korte, don´t know whether they´re being good citizens during a drought or scofflaws. On the same day the state approved mandatory outdoor watering restrictions with the threat of $500 fines, the Southern California couple received a letter from their city threatening a $500 penalty for not watering their brown lawn. It´s brown because of their conservation, which, besides a twice-a-week lawn watering regimen, includes shorter showers and larger loads of laundry. They´re encouraged by the state´s new drought-busting, public service slogan: Brown is the new green. The city of Glendora

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CaliCatch-22. Water your lawn, get fined. Don´t water your lawn, get the same fine.

Can´t stop wasting water on that useless gasoline contaminant, ethanol, since there´s too much special interest money in it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 7/18/2014 12:12:04 AM     (No. 9929621)

This is why I live in an unincorporated pocket, and I love life. Here, there is relaxed zoning, do what you wish with your yard. The only thing we get once a year is a request from our fire department to keep tall grass and dead bushes away from the house due to fire hazards...a form letter everyone gets.

In Monrovia for example, (unless they changed the law) you are not allowed to park in front of your OWN HOUSE, on the street. Driveway only. If you want to throw a party, you have to get permits for people to put in their windows so they don´t get towed. As if Monrovia is so freaking great to live in.

Funny, in my neighborhood, there are few of these rules and no HOAs, and the homes here are nice and well kept. Kind of like it was before all these stupid laws.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Subal, 7/18/2014 12:12:24 AM     (No. 9929622)

Classic example of the idiots running this state!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 7/18/2014 3:34:30 AM     (No. 9929695)

During the last drought LA mandated that lawn watering and car washing be limited, along with reduced shower times and other water-saving techniques. The city-owned Dept. of Water and Power suffered a revenue loss because people actually followed their recommendations.

DWP then raised the water rates to retain the city´s revenue stream. (pun intended)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/18/2014 5:17:29 AM     (No. 9929721)

Hey CA, why not import more illegals to rid yourself of more water? I´m sure they don´t comply with water restrictions nor do they comply with paying fines.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 7/18/2014 7:46:32 AM     (No. 9929868)

Do golf courses still water their greens? I thought so. Can´t interfere with Obama´s favorite sport. The Won might show up next week for a fund raiser.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/18/2014 7:46:58 AM     (No. 9929869)

Oh the HORROR! CALIFORNIA´s Lawns are Brown! :O!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: yo-yo, 7/18/2014 8:14:08 AM     (No. 9929917)

Prediction:
The fruits and nuts will continue to thrive, even if the grass dies.

Get the heck out of the Kalifornia!



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Reply 8 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/18/2014 8:16:50 AM     (No. 9929923)

# 3 - Same restrictions in W.Texas with same results-------City Water Dept. revenues down because of their enforced restrictions required them to raise rates.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/18/2014 8:47:00 AM     (No. 9929965)

No one is mentioning the numerous golf courses, public parks, wide grassy street medians, and so forth, that are still brilliantly green. And I have yet to see a brown lawn in the pricey enclaves like San Marino.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/18/2014 8:57:51 AM     (No. 9929983)

Re #7, not going anywhere.

And have a look at the numbers involved in the voter registration statistics. Dems around 44%. The Republicans at 28% represent over 5 million voters and the "declined to states" are another 21%.

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ror/ror-pages/15day-primary-2014/hist-reg-stats.pdf

What are the numbers in your state?



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