Failing To Pickup The Dog Poop In Your Backyard May Cost You $100,000Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 13:29
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.