Verify: Can homeowners in Stockton be fined for not having green grass during the drought?

STOCKTON, Calif. — As California's drought worsens, cities like Stockton have introduced restrictions backed by possible fines in an effort to cons...

July 22, 2022
9:22 AM

STOCKTON, Calif. — As California's drought worsens, cities like Stockton have introduced restrictions backed by possible fines in an effort to conserve water. New ordinances, passed unanimously by Stockton's city council last Tuesday, call for residents to cut water use by 20% and only water lawns on scheduled days. With the new water restrictions now in place and being enforced, concerns over an old municipal code on the books in Stockton have caused confusion for some on whether the city can fine homeowners for not having green grass.

Gabriel Porras