Gov. Brown: Californians to Be Heavily Fined for Long Showers

by John Brodgian | April 6, 2015 10:49 am

You know the jokes conservatives make about crazy things that liberals want to regulate, that they’d never actually regulate?  Gov. Jerry Brown was on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday and said that Californians can be fined for taking long showers[1]…

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Brown said, “This executive order is done under emergency power. It has the force of law. Very unusual. It’s requiring action and changes in behavior from the Oregon border all the way to the Mexican border. It affects lawns. It affects people’s — how long they stay in the shower. How businesses use water.”

Brown said to enforce his order, “Each water district that actually delivers waters — water to homes and businesses, they carry it out. We have a state water board that overseas the relationships with the districts. Hundreds of them. If they don’t comply, people can be fined $500 a day. Districts can go to court to get a cease and desist order. The enforcement mechanism is powerful. In a drought of this magnitude, you have to change that behavior and you have to change it substantially.”

When Martha Raddatz pointed out that there’s more water used for almond production than everyone – business AND residence – uses in Los Angeles and San Francsico combined, he went into some class warfare non sequitur about farm workers.  Californians will most likely respond to the drought by continuing to elect Democrats.

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