Drought battle focuses on homeowner rules, meters | UTSanDiego.com
"With California in the grips of a prolonged dry spell, state lawmakers are looking to grant members of homeowner associations the freedom to plant drought-resistant landscaping without the fear of fines. One cornerstone bill cleared its first hurdle Wednesday when the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development approved legislation carried by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego. Her bill seeks to override some homeowner association (HOA) regulations that effectively require residents to keep lawns and other water-guzzling landscapes pristine — even during dry spells. “Homeowners who install plants that are less water-intensive should not be penalized for recognizing California’s water crisis and proactively conserving,” Gonzalez told the committee."
Of course, CAI is against it. Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable.