July 18, 2014
The Government Will Get Your Money One Way Or Another
If you water your lawn, the state will get your money. If you don't water your lawn, the city will get the money.
On the same day the state approved mandatory outdoor watering restrictions with the threat of $500 fines, the Southern California couple received a letter from their city threatening a $500 penalty for not watering their brown lawn.
It's brown because of their conservation, which, besides a twice-a-week lawn watering regimen, includes shorter showers and larger loads of laundry.
They're encouraged by the state's new drought-busting, public service slogan: Brown is the new green. (Source)
This is for what you voted, California. Now just shut up and pay.