The drought defense: Homeowners take association to court over landscaping fines (CA)

Richard and Carole DeProspo say they wanted to curb their outdoor water use in light of the drought, not pick a costly fight with their homeowners association.  And yet that’s where they’ve found themselves—headed to court to ask a judge to relieve them of thousands of dollars in fines levied by the Westlake Ranch Property Owners Association over their crushed-rock-laden front yard, arguing that a recent state law protects their landscape decision.    Read the article…………..


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