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Los Angeles Times Takes a Stand on Group Homes

"There's no question that problem group houses should be banished, but this measure is too broad and needs revising before the City Council votes on it."

A motion to control sober living homes in residential communities will come before the City Council soon. Here is a Los Angeles Times editorial on the topic:

In an attempt to outlaw nuisance residences such as noisy, overcrowded boardinghouses in low-density neighborhoods, L.A. City Councilman Mitchell Englander is proposing an ordinance that would tighten controls on all group homes. There's no question that problem group houses should be banished, but his measure is too broad and needs revising before the City Council votes on it.

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Recent related Patch stories:

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Learn more about group homes in this Patch series: 

 
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'It was like they had more rights than the people who lived here and paid property taxes,' neighbor says.

 
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Sober-living homes exist in residential areas all over Los Angeles, causing friction between neighbors and the homes' operators and residents.


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A proposed law to regulate unlicensed homes in L.A. has both sides marshaling their forces.

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