Governor Jerry Brown’s new proposal to allow local water agency employees to fine California water wasters up to $10,000 without going to court is creating fears of government overreach.
The American Lung Association's annual air quality report said many California cities have some of the worst air pollution in the country.
California cities, counties and water agencies could fine water wasters up to $10,000 – without going through the court system – under a new proposal from Governor Jerry Brown.
California Governor Jerry Brown is giving water agencies and cities more power to enforce conservation requirements.
Some areas in the Sacramento region will have to reduce water use by 36 percent under proposed emergency drought rules from state water regulators. How urban suppliers will reach that goal varies. Enforcement is likely to increase everywhere.