GLENDALE (CBS) — The city of Glendale is imposing a ban on artificial grass. Notices are going out to homeowners whose front yards are covered in turf.

Geneva Dotson says she was forced to pay crews $3,000 to rip up her brand new front yard after receiving a notice from city hall.

“There’s enough drama in life without having the city breathing down my back,” says Dotson. “I’m very angry about it, to tell you the truth.”

So, what’s the gripe?

City officials say the concern is related to the plastic and chemicals used in the artificial turf.

When asked why the fake grass would continue to be allowed in backyards, officials had no answer.

A turf company contacted by KCAL9 said some artificial lawns contain lead, but there is no harm posed to children or adults.

City officials say they plan to press criminal charges against those who do not comply with the ban.

Comments (315)
  1. Fonzie7777 says:

    Law abiding people are easy to beat up – then the authorities can strut around being relevant in their own eyes while important issues don’t get dealt with.

  2. Carl says:

    I am continually amazed at people. They complain about government and it’s usurpation of liberties, but they continue to re-elect the same idiots and miscreants time after time. Who was it that said stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome (paraphrased). If you want a more normal city government, elect people with an IQ greater than their waist size.

  3. Byron Allen says:

    Outgassing of toxic gas from fake grass? What a joke! Those career politicos think that this cleans the air when the Federal Govt of the IOUSA is poisioning us with millions of gallons of aluminum nanoparticles discharged from unmarked high flying US Govt sponsored planes. Another political favor levied on the backs of the serfs for economic advantage to the City of Glendae’s welfare politicians.

  4. Lee Garen says:

    Sounds like a good reason not to live in Glendale or to move away when possible! What’s so different between a backyard and a front yard? Something doesn’t make sense and it seems to be the people who passed the ordinance and say criminal charges will be filed against those who don’t comply!

  5. Teresa Alvie says:

    Either time to move or time to water . And plain old dirt in sight is illegal too . City State or Fed To me they are all the same . Laws are put in place so you spend your money . Trust me . The Government knows how to go after you and your money .

  6. Alice Ramirez says:

    Are the Fascists who are demanding this elected officials who can be booted out come election time, or unelected/unaccountable bureaucrats who exist to implement the UN’s Agenda 21 (look it up!)

  7. dee says:

    Tell the city officials how you feel. Here’s the link to Glendale’s city officials.

  8. John says:

    Just a thought, but if it’s illegal there to put in a cactus garden, then I’ve pave my front yard over completely to give the finger to the city council? They complain, call it a new driveway.

  9. Mannie says:

    Just shut up and eat your cake.

    With the chronic water shortage in the LA area, it would seem more sensible to ban real grass. But this is the City Council – who expects them to have a shred of intelligence.

    Vote the bums out.

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