Monday, March 30, 2009

Markets in Everything: Spray Painting Lawns

PERRIS, Calif. (AP)A town is going green to combat foreclosure blight: A contractor has been hired to spray-paint lawn bald spots. Perris spokesman Joe Vargo said contractor Dave Milligan uses an environmentally friendly dye that lasts up to six months and is harmless to people and pets. The city hopes the foreclosed properties are purchased and occupied before the lawn needs a touchup.

It costs about $550 to spray-paint a lawn. The city, some 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles, has set aside $2 million in an effort to stabilize foreclosure-fraught neighborhoods.

5 Comments:

At 3/30/2009 8:35 AM, Anonymous Lars said...

Just like the "Bailouts", which paint over a problem.

 
At 3/30/2009 11:20 AM, Blogger ExtremeHobo said...

LOL @ Lars

I would have to say this one business that I would imagine is getting hit hard by the economy.

 
At 3/30/2009 6:08 PM, Blogger 1 said...

City employees in Mexico city were doing this back as early as the mid seventies...

The smog/pollution was so bad that grass could barely grow in the various parks around town...

 
At 3/30/2009 11:04 PM, Anonymous Annonymous 4:26 AM said...

that has to be so bad for the environment...

 
At 3/31/2009 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great program. Only an idiot would criticize something like this!

 

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