California: Orange County cities review ban on fake grass
Residents seek to reverse policies, saying rules conflict with water district rebates for faux lawns.
“We need to do something,” she told neighbors. “I’ll go ahead and take the state and national level. . . . I know some people on the City Council here.”
Smith and others wrote to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for help. They contacted their congressional representatives and their county supervisor. They went to the City Council and the media.
Thanks in large part to their efforts, cities that tightly regulate the aesthetics of neighborhood yards are starting to reconsider whether artificial lawns really are a blight.
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Source: Copyright 2008, LA Times
Date: August 8, 2008
Byline: Paloma Esquivel
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