Rule About Proximity Of Sober Houses To Each Other Cited In Two Permit Denials
Costa Mesa city officials have said the goal of that rule is to keep such operations from clustering and potentially transforming neighborhoods into institutionalized settings.
Los Angeles Times:
Costa Mesa Commission Denies Permits For 2 Operators Of Sober-Living And Treatment Facilities
The operators of a local sober-living home and several alcohol and drug treatment facilities left Costa Mesa City Hall empty-handed Monday night after the Planning Commission rejected permit applications for nine addresses. ...Commissioners largely based their denials on the fact that most of the properties violated the city’s requirement that group homes, licensed alcohol and drug treatment facilities and sober-living homes be at least 650 feet from one another in residential areas. (Money, 1/9)