You can’t make this stuff up! Is this really what you believe our Founding Fathers envisioned for our government?
Mow your lawn, or else, in Cosmopolis, WA
The Cosmopolis City Council passed a new law on lawns. The height limit is 8 inches. The short grass ordinance takes effect Aug. 22. Offenders will have two weeks from receiving notice to mow. Otherwise they could be fined up to $200 a day. If a shaggy lawn is not mowed in 30 days, the city may mow it and put a lien on the home for the cost.
Good news: After reading about this yesterday, the Mayor has decided to veto the ordinance after receiving complaints from citizens. Still, for the city council to have even developed this ordinance was just crazy!
I understand home owner associations have rules and regulations regarding yard maintenance. And homeowners recognize that before they decide to purchase there. But for a local agency to demand what you should do with your yard on your private property – really?
Just how did the council plan to enforce this, with grass police? Someone coming onto your private property with a scale to measure your grass?