what I have against california

Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 09:36 am
I'll be the first to admit I could be unfair in blaming california but that's how I see it. The albaturkey city council has denied a petition to allow residents of covenant developments to disregard requirements that force the residents to have a minimum of 20% high water-use landscaping. Under current law no new covenant controlled developments may enforce high water use landscaping but this new ruling allows established communities to continue banning xeriscaping.
Albuquerque is a high desert growing city and water is a scarce commodity under the best of circumstances and (my biased point of view is that californians have, over the wears brought with them an attitude of convenant controls that are antagonistic to the realities of desert living (water conservation being one of them).
rant over, have another cup of coffee.
The Dys.
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque City Councilors voted down the proposal on a 7 - 2 vote that would have allowed residents to break neighborhood association covenants that require 20 percent or more high-water-use vegetation.

The look of yards around town was not the only issue at the center of the controversial proposal. Legal problems from people breaking contracts with homeowners associations could have come up. Most of the councilors felt the ordinance would have been another example of more government interfering in private rights.

The proposal came from Councilor Isaac Benton who said the issue was about conserving water and not going against associations.

The City of Albuquerque already has a water conservation ordinance on the books that prohibits future neighborhood covenants from requiring 20 percent or more landscaping to be turf.

In the final vote, the only two councilors in support of the proposal were Benton and Ray Garduno.
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 09:43 am
I would happily send more water to ABQ, if I could, Dys. I vote against Cali's various water-grabbing schemes whenever I get a chance, which is rare.

Don't blame all of us.

Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 09:59 am
cyc, we don't want your water; what we want is for californian styles of thinking (ultra-conservative mega-controlling, intrusive) covenant controlling inane, forced conformity, to stay in california. we welcome californias here but when you come here, YOU need to adapt to New Mexico, not the other way around.
Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 11:50 pm
Spoken like a true American.
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 09:28 pm
By God, it's a safe bet to blame California.
Reply Fri 6 Aug, 2010 09:09 am
I may very well be overly biased re California however I do see a california attitude which is based on enforcing attitudes via regulation of conformity. I detest enforced enforced conformity. It's the same objection I have about republicans and democrats.
Reply Fri 6 Aug, 2010 09:29 am
I do see a california attitude which is based on enforcing attitudes via regulation of conformity. I detest enforced enforced conformity.

Me too. I think that the oil companies should be able to design and build their own BOPs. Hell, if they want to build them out of paper mache, that's fine and dandy; it will introduce a big element of non-conformity, just what that industry needs. The spill over effects [no pun intended] to the American psyche will be huge.
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