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And Californians Wonder Why We Think Their Strange  
User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

In this case she found a novel way to solve a couple of problems and who steps in to throw a monkey wrench into the works?

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/bizarre/5940037.html

Damned if you do, damned if you don't. I know that there used to be a company in Nashville that had a pretty good seasonal business coming around in the late fall and spray painting your lawn green if you wanted it.

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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

We had something similar to a neighbor who owned a big company. The home owners association prevented the city from fining him and passed a new bill allowing him and future owners to have this fake grass.

Hunters



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User currently offlineTylerDurden From United States of America, joined May 2008, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1645 times:



Quoting RJdxer (Thread starter):
In this case she found a novel way to solve a couple of problems and who steps in to throw a monkey wrench into the works?

I'll side with the city on this one. A plastic lawn is tacky...and would devalue the surrounding property.
Good for Garden Grove (aka Garbage Grove).


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4128 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1610 times:



Quoting TylerDurden (Reply 2):
I'll side with the city on this one. A plastic lawn is tacky...and would devalue the surrounding property.
Good for Garden Grove (aka Garbage Grove).

Yeah Garden Grove is such a sore sight as it is.

And...what does this have to do with California as a state? I guarantee that stuff like this happens in plenty of other states too.



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User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

Californians think YOU are strange because you can't differentiate between 'they're' and 'their'.  Wink

User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5737 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

Well it ain't a California thing, strange states from across the nation spread their strangeness to Garden Grove.

Two years ago in Nevada:
http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_ho.../Apr-10-Mon-2006/news/6769139.html
"... the five-member board liked the look of Fitting's lawn and supported his desire to keep it, Joseph said. Unfortunately, the neighborhood's codes, covenants and restrictions simply did not allow them to rule in his favor."

Four years ago in Nevada:
http://www.ccfj.net/HOANVfaketurf.html
"... received a letter from the Summerlin North Community Association that stated the synthetic lawn was "an unapproved condition" and must be removed immediately."

Seven years ago in South Carolina:
http://www.mindfully.org/Plastic/Fake-Grass.htm

And I don't see a date but Colorado too:
http://www.pro-greens.com/grassrootsmove.html
"... the city of Thornton banned synthetic grass, and mandated the removal of residential synthetic lawns. "

Tugg



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User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1560 times:



Quoting Tugger (Reply 5):
Well it ain't a California thing, strange states from across the nation spread their strangeness to Garden Grove.

But what caught my eye was the combination of these three things:

residents who let their lawns go brown can be fined by the city.
Even though southern california is more of a desert climate.

it was a waste to use hundreds of gallons of water to keep the grass thriving.
She has a point here. If you have to keep watering it because there is not enough natural rainfall to keep it green, you're wasting resources.


And that regulation puts the city at odds with the Orange County Municipal Water District, which offers rebates to those who install faux grass.
So I guess she can use her rebate to pay the fine.

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 4):
Californians think YOU are strange because you can't differentiate between 'they're' and 'their'.

Couldn' fit it all in! LOL


User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3286 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1552 times:



Quoting RJdxer (Reply 6):
But what caught my eye was the combination of these three things:

residents who let their lawns go brown can be fined by the city.
Even though southern california is more of a desert climate.

it was a waste to use hundreds of gallons of water to keep the grass thriving.
She has a point here. If you have to keep watering it because there is not enough natural rainfall to keep it green, you're wasting resources.


And that regulation puts the city at odds with the Orange County Municipal Water District, which offers rebates to those who install faux grass.
So I guess she can use her rebate to pay the fine.

Sounds like normal Orange County politics to me  duck 



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1549 times:



Quoting RJdxer (Reply 6):
So I guess she can use her rebate to pay the fine.

She can't (emphasis mine):

Quote:
"We want people to change their behavior and use more water-efficient products for landscaping," water district spokeswoman Darcy Burke said of the rebates. Because of the ban, Orban was denied her $300 rebate.

 boggled 


User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1505 times:



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 8):
She can't (emphasis mine):

Two big things I missed besides not capitalizing California. I'm falling apart in this thread! lol

I wish there was a picture of it. Some of the fake grass they have these days is awful hard to tell from the real stuff.


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