Friday, July 15, 2011

Calif. Governor Brown vetoes bill allowing HOA inmates to plant artificial turf

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have required homeowners associations to let people replace their lawns with artificial turf, the governor's office announced today.

Senate Bill 759, by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, was supported by water conservationists and passed by the Legislature with some bipartisan support. It would have prohibited associations, which often govern the aesthetics of a neighborhood, from banning artificial turf.

"A decision to choose synthetic turf over natural vegetation is best left to individual homeowners associations, not mandated by state law," the Democratic governor said in his veto message.

That grass better be real grass...or your ass is grass.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wouldn't the choice be best left to the actual individual OWNER and not the HOA? The point of the bill was to ensure choice existed to begin with.