OREM (AP) — Orem city officials are drawing up proposals that would allow more drought-resistant landscaping in residents' yards.

City officials say the move was at least partially motivated by the highly-publicized "lousy lawn" case, in which a 70-year-old woman was handcuffed and put in jail for not watering her property and resisting arrest after an officer tried to ticket her.

In the wake of the case, many residents are wondering aloud how the city can justify punishing people for not watering their lawns during a drought.

Officials say whatever changes the city makes probably won't change the fact that having a yard full of dead grass is a zoning violation, but they will offer more options for xeriscaping and desert landscaping.