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Big issues at play in Menlo Park debate over new restrictions on lawn sizes and watering
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on Jan 1, 2010
Debate in Menlo Park over a revised water-efficient landscaping ordinance has centered around questions of environmental responsibility and private property rights. The proposal on the table would prevent people from running their sprinklers during the day. It would also limit lawn size to 500 square feet, or 25 percent of the total landscaped area for properties with over 2,000 square feet of landscaping. The new rules would apply only to properties that undergo a substantial renovation or landscaping overhaul. The City Council is scheduled to take up a draft ordinance at its next meeting, Jan. 12.
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posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 1:59 PM
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