Would anyone care to share their thoughts on the new artificial turf technology, as well as appropriate and inappropriate uses, i.e. residential landscaping requirements. Our zoning code is silent on the merits and uses of artificial turf, and identifies landscaping as plant material and decorative rock. In Southern California we are experiencing a water shortage that has instigated a rush to allow and approve artificial turf in many cities. I am concerned about a myopic view toward environmental interests when it comes water savings at the expense of natural habitat, natural water percolation as filtration, and air quality. There is a lot to dislike about artificial turf, but it certainly will save on water usage.