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Failing To Pickup The Dog Poop In Your Backyard May Cost You $100,000

Failing To Pickup The Dog Poop In Your Backyard May Cost You $100,000

16 hours ago • U-T San Diego Editorial Board

California’s latest experiment in faith-based policymaking is being unleashed today on the San Diego public, as regional water-quality officials begin hearings on new regulations that seem crafted to turn most owners of a car, house or dog into criminals within a decade or so. We wish we were exaggerating.

Under the draft rules, ordinary homeowners may face six years in prison and fines of $100,000 a day if they are deemed serial offenders of such new crimes as allowing sprinklers to hit the pavement, washing a car in the driveway, or, conceivably, failing to pick up dog poop promptly from their own backyards, let alone the sidewalk.

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Close Quarters Living

In cities and suburbs, how a neighbor manages their property may have a major impact on your ability to enjoy your own property.

If a homeowner never cleans up dog debris it attracts rats. Fighting rats in your backyard due to a neighbors laziness is a terrible nuisance, especially if you have dogs or outdoor cats.

That said, I do not like when people and municipal governments pass Utopian laws in the name of protecting property values.

I do believe 100,000 fines are excessive. Though I know in Michigan, municipalities can only approve misdemeanor offenses with strict penalty restrictions.

As far as watering laws: they seem absurd; you can only water at certain days, certain times and have to pay of minimum amounts etc.
This is largely due to government created utility monopolies. Much of these infrastructures were created 60+ years ago using federal grants and loans. Customers were then charged based on use.

Now the infrastructure is falling apart it is dominating the companies costs. Water companies are presenting restrictive incentives to reduce use during peak hours to prevent added strain on the weakening infrastructure. Another increased cost is medical coverage.

In addition, the companies and municipalities are creating minimum payments starting at certain amounts. So even if I do not use 10 cubic meters of water during a payment period I am still charged that much. This is to cover the increased fixed costs.

I am not making excuses, just explaining the situation.

I don't get it:

Let me see now. You are suppose to pick up the most biodegradable thing in the world that is good for the ground, and place it in a container that is the least biodegradable thing that is just about the worst thing for the ground.
hmmm. I really have to start re-evaluating my priorities.
I just shovelled eight truck loads of manure on the garden. I hope I didn't make a mistake.

This article is drivel and only serves to show what idiots people have become.

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