*MEDIA ALERT* Reporting Error on Brown Lawns

Post Date:07/14/2015 9:26 AM

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: 
Thomas R. Lorenz, Director of Communications & Community Relations

Tamar Sadd, Community Outreach Assistant 


*MEDIA ALERT* Reporting Error on Brown Lawns

The LA Times story “Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill barring fines for dead lawns during drought”  has an error.  It incorrectly identifies a city for issuing correction letters for brown lawns and that individual property owners could be subject to criminal sanctions.  The story quotes Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown (D-Rialto) that “she is aware of several cities, including Glendale … that have levied fines…”  That is an incorrect statement. 

During this period of drought, the City of Glendale has not issued citations, levied fines or criminally prosecuted individuals for brown lawns.  Last year the Sacramento Bee incorrectly reported the same when in fact it was the city of Glendora.  That story too was corrected but many never saw the correction.  Click here for a number of accurate stories.


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