Southern California man faces possible jail time for not watering lawn
UPLAND — Fernand Bogman says he's being a responsible citizen by not watering the grass at his San Bernardino County home during California's drought.
But officials in the city of Upland say the homeowner is violating the law by keeping his lawn brown instead of green.
The homeowner is charged with two misdemeanors for failing to properly maintain his front yard and parkway space.
Prosecutor Dan Peelman tells the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (http://bit.ly/1BUsoJa ) that Bogman was given the option to pay fines and to correct the issue. He also met with city officials who told him if he submitted a drought-tolerant landscaping proposal he could avoid going to trial. He rejected the offers.
Now Bogman faces $4,000 in fines or six months in jail when the case goes to trial on Monday.
Information from: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, http://www.dailybulletin.com