Well, the Community Associations Institute is raising its ugly head in the California drought debate. The state is desperately short of water. The rain’s not falling, the water canals have either dried up or been diverted to rescue the obscure delta smelt. Southern California is a rat’s nest of Homeowners Associations.
But let’s not let those lush grassy HOA lawns go unwatered. As California assemblymen debate ways of forcing HOAs out of the lawn watering business, the CAI is lobbying heavily against more drought-tolerant landscaping.
The CAI says any changes in green grass would “ruin the ambience” of neighborhoods. It would lead to a “patchwork quilt of individual landscape designs.”
If the state runs dry a lot of those neighborhoods will be vacant anyway. And nothing ruins neighborhood ambience more than empty and shuttered houses.
It would “ruin the ambience” of neighborhoods? I thought the CAI had already done that.
WOW I guess when they run out of drinking water they can eat the grass. Well hope they have not used round up. Also wonder how no water firing fighting is going to work HOA will do anything for the profit of the few special who got control of the hoa.