City Places Temporary Moratorium On Sober-Living Homes
Orange County has seen a spike in the number of alcohol and drug addiction treatment facilities in residential neighborhoods, and cities are seeking ways to regulate them.
The Orange County Register:
Laguna Niguel Puts Temporary Ban On Sober-Living Homes
The city of Laguna Niguel has banned new sober-living homes in residential neighborhoods – at least for now. The City Council recently voted to place a 45-day moratorium on the opening of new congregate living facilities that aren’t licensed by the state, while city staff explores ways to regulate them. The temporary ban applies only to residential zones and could be extended up to two years. (Shimura, 8/9)
In other news from across the state —
San Jose: Samaritan Medical Center Applies To Build 5 Buildings And Garage Over Next 20 Years
Samaritan Medical Center has set its 20-year master plan in motion by recently applying for building permits to expand. Five new buildings ranging from 45,000 to 120,000 square feet and approximately 1,500 parking spaces eventually will be added to the campus on Samaritan Drive, next to Good Samaritan Hospital in the Cambrian Park neighborhood. In all, the project would expand the medical center's operation by 475,000 square feet. (Baum, 8/10)