SAN DIEGO — Chris Getz is considering taking out his beautiful green lawn in front of his Scripps Ranch home for the sake of water conservation.
If he follows through, he won’t have to worry about a fine from his home owners association. Governor Jerry Brown just signed a law that makes it illegal for HOA’s to fine members who stop watering their landscaping during a drought.
Some residents have complained of being threatened with $1000 a day fines for not watering. The new bill signed by the governor will prevent that from happening.
“I think it’s a very good start, people will have to be given incentives to be brave and change how their lawns look to be water wise, I know there’s a convention of what lawns are supposed to look like, I think it’s time to change,” said Getz.
The new law signed by Gov. Brown goes into effect immediately.