Simi Valley Leaders To Worried Residents: We Can’t Stop Heroin Detox House Plans
The detoxification house is allowed under the Americans with Disabilities and Fair Housing acts, and the city cannot regulate group homes with fewer than seven people.
The Ventura County Star:
Officials Tell Simi Valley Residents They Can't Stop Planned Drug Detoxification House
Assemblyman Scott Wilk and Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber on Saturday reiterated the bad news for residents of the Texas Tract neighborhood who are opposed to a planned heroin detoxification house there. They're essentially powerless to stop it. Under state and federal law, as long as the house has no more than six residents, the city has no authority to regulate it, the officials told more than 100 people who attended a two-hour Town Hall meeting at Simi Valley City Hall. (Harris, 3/5)