reply to post by RedGolem
Its funny you brought this up because I am a victim of the Brown Lawn syndrome :-)
I live in Lancaster, CA which is the desert. Sure it has a ton of houses with green lawns but 50 feet around the corner is pure desert. I bought my
house 4 years ago and on the second (2nd) week, yes thats correct 2 WEEKS AFTER I MOVED IN, I had a citation from Lancaster city for $250 because my
front lawn is not watered properly and is all dead grass, grey lawn!!!
I fought the city of lancaster for over 4 months to get the fine written off, they finally did.
A couple months later I received new fines that my lawn was not perfectly green. I had spent over 600 bux on fertilizers, tiller rentals, gardeners
(2) and my water bill was astronomical.
I continued fighting city of Lancaster for the next 3 years about the same issue. They stared finding other things such as I left my garbage cans
outside the gate area next to my house on my property. They were going to fine me if I dont move them behind my house out of sight. (Cities garbage
Then they wanted to fine me because the grass on the other side of the sidewalk was gray. They had told me 3 years earlier that the grass on the other
side of the sidewalk is their responsibility, not mine. Now suddenly it is my responsibility.
7 Months ago I became unemployed with no right to unemployment after working 12 years for the same company. The owner sold the business and the new
owner had his own employees. I figured it was my call for freedom from City of Lancaster.
I explained to them because almost the same week I got unemployed I received a $500 fine that my lawn is gray, anyways I explained to them that I was
unemployed without unemployment benefits due to 10-99. They told me that it is not their problem, which I understand, but would continue to issue
fines if I didnt get my grass green.
After almost 4 years now I have given up. I told city of lancaster to go F themselves as often as possible and that they will never see those fines
Well my credit is F'd up thanks to city of Lancaster and collection agencies are calling.
After spending $600 to try to comply with the cities stupid laws and regulations. I live in a god darned desert and they expect you to keep a
completely green lawn.
The best thing is Mr. Arnold went out publicly and said California has a water crisis, conserve water. Dont wash your cars. Water your lawns only 2
times per week. I showed the city this news paper clip and they told me outright, this water shortage does not affect Lancaster.......
Sorry for the long story, but NEVER EVER MOVE TO Lancaster, California!!!!!