SACRAMENTO (KCBS) – A new law has been signed by California Governor Jerry Brown that protects homeowners who are doing their part to conserve water during the drought, by allowing their lawns to go brown.
Governor Brown signed AB2100 on Monday. The bill by Assemblywoman Nora Campos (D–San Jose) prohibits homeowner associations from penalizing residents who fail to water their lawns during the drought.
Some residents across the state have already received warnings about under watering their lawns, including Michael and Laura Korte. The couple, who live in the Southern California city of Glendora, thought they were just doing their part to conserve. But instead, they received a warning letter.