CALIFORNIA – Fines for brown yards even amidst drought

KTVU.com: Fines for brown yards even amidst drought
By Mike Mibach
 January 23, 2014

SAN LORENZO, Calif. — Despite the state being a drought-zone, some San Lorenzo residents are receiving citations for having a dead lawn. John Glisar, 55, watered his brown-hued lawn Thursday; he said it’s a move he didn’t necessarily want to make but said he has little choice in the matter. “The San Lorenzo Village Homes Association wants to fine me from $100 to $1000,” said Glisar.

Glisar has lived in his home since 1985 and two months ago he received his first violation – asking him to maintain his yard or face a fine.  This month he received another violation from the association titled “YARD MAINTENCE: lawn dry and dying.” Glisar said he took it to the Village Association to talk about the problem and was handed back the violation – with a written note in red ink that read, “30 days to get green from 1/21/14.”  Read more:

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