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Readers React: Why brown lawns are no drought panacea

To the editor: I applaud Gov. Jerry Brown for signing this bill to prevent fines on homeowners who refuse to water their lawns during times of drought. (“Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill barring fines for dead lawns during drought,” July 13)

Unfortunately, these piecemeal reforms will not make the grass greener or the government leaner in California or Sacramento. When Democratic lawmakers cease prioritizing fish ahead of farmers and plants ahead of people, and when Brown gives up his plans for the multibillion-dollar bullet train and invests in water storage and navigation systems, then he will have something to take pride in.

Arthur Schaper , Torrance

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To the editor: Yup, Brown is beautiful.

Bev Morse, Redondo Beach

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