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California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings
« on: July 18, 2014, 03:41:04 AM »

Only in California.... :pan: from SF Gate:

California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings
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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.
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Re: California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 01:36:45 PM »

This is one factor that can cause California to split into 6 states and its water policies. I'm not surprised that Sacramento and Solano counties are the scapegoats for the rest of the state. The delta Tunnel in Rio Vista is one factor and water rationing policies that the Sacramento Valley and Delta had to take to conserve water.
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Re: California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 07:46:41 PM »

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so long as it's aesthetically pleasing and it's not blighted

Great reasons to force people to waste water - not!
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Re: California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2014, 01:15:00 AM »

They could always spray paint it green. I saw that trick in NC one year when they had a drought. Of course they could appeal any legal action as state law supersedes any municipal ordinance or (gag) HOA.
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Re: California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2014, 02:19:15 AM »

Better question: why the fuck are there ordinances saying you can be fined for not watering your lawn?

Once more unto the entitled suburban asshole problem. "My neighborhood must be perfect, everyone's lawn must be green!"
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Re: California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 02:29:57 AM »

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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.

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Re: California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 11:06:07 AM »

Just so discouraging that so many fucktards are running municipal, county, state, and national government.

A rational society would machine gun a few egregious examples every year, and then bask in better governance . .
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Re: California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2014, 01:56:33 PM »

It's a "health" concern for having a brown lawn.  :eyebrow:
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Re: California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2014, 07:04:56 PM »

I was in Sacramento just after Labor Day. My uncle told me that people who are caught watering their lawns could face a $250 fine.
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Re: California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2014, 07:46:52 PM »

Sorta related - as I drive down Interstate 5 there are signs off to the side to the effect of "Stop the Politician-Created Water Crisis" "Less Water=Less Food=Less Jobs," etc.

I'm no expert on agriculture, politics or hydrology, but, droughts aside, isn't the water crisis the result of building one of the largest agricultural regions on earth in a semi-arid climate?

(and building one of the largest cities on earth in a similar semi-arid climate as well...)
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Re: California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2014, 07:50:50 PM »

Sorta related - as I drive down Interstate 5 there are signs off to the side to the effect of "Stop the Politician-Created Water Crisis" "Less Water=Less Food=Less Jobs," etc.

I'm no expert on agriculture, politics or hydrology, but, droughts aside, isn't the water crisis the result of building one of the largest agricultural regions on earth in a semi-arid climate?

(and building one of the largest cities on earth in a similar semi-arid climate as well...)

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