The city of San Juan Capistrano’s water district cannot charge arbitrarily higher rates to those who use more water.
At an April 29 event in Los Angeles with several California mayors, Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-30-15, establishing a "California greenhouse gas reduction target" of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
Rejecting calls from local governments to relax water-reduction mandates, Governor Jerry Brown instead announced that he is proposing legislation to impose $10,000-per-day fines on individuals and businesses that waste water.
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