Sacramento wants to pay you to rip out your water-guzzling lawn. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to launch a “cash for grass” program that will provide rebates to homeowners who replace their grass lawns with drought-tolerant landscaping. The city is considering a payment of $.50 per square foot removed. Neighboring cities such as Roseville have had long existing grass buy back programs and currently pay $1 per square foot! Call your utility or governing official today and encourage them to adopt such a program. Droughtresponse! offers a grant writing service for utilities, and will help administer aspects of the program as well if necessary.