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more great government!

Postby kiryan » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:42 pm

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... 3612.story

couple ripped out their lawn to save water. Then they covered it with wood chips and some other landscaping.

City has cited them for failing to comply with code requiring that 40% of their yard be live ground cover (read a lawn).

Just another example of stuff I really think the government shouldn't be bothering with and another reminder that its not really your property.
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Re: more great government!

Postby Sarvis » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:50 pm

Normally you have to be in a Homeowners Association for that level of retardation...
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Re: more great government!

Postby kiryan » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:55 pm

yea no doubt...

Their water consumption went from 299,000 gallons to 56,000 gallons. That's pretty damn amazing if you ask me. I'm assuming they weren't using gray water (some cities you can actually hook up to gray water for watering your lawn instead of drinking water).
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Re: more great government!

Postby Corth » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:56 pm

What an amazing waste of resources. In order for that lawn to be watered you needed to have about 240,000 gallons pumped to their house every year. Imagine the energy required to pump so much water. Not to mention the cost of water treatment. Crazy. You don't require well manicured lawns in the f'ing dessert!
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Re: more great government!

Postby teflor the ranger » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:29 am

Sarvis wrote:Normally you have to be in a Homeowners Association for that level of retardation...

Lol. Sarvis takes a stand against the man. Welcome to the club buddy.
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Re: more great government!

Postby kiryan » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:50 pm

Apparently the city is dropping their case. I've only seen 1 article that indicated that.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/ ... 1845.shtml

kid directing air traffic (im sure under the immediate supervision of at least their parent). i want to say lets quit being retarded, but at the same time it is a pretty important area... could you imagine a general bringing his kid to the pentagon?
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Re: more great government!

Postby Callarduran » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:17 pm

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