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Operator of rehab homes in Newport Beach warned after repeated zoning violations

June 15, 2011 | 10:23 am

Newport Beach has issued a warning to the operator of drug and alcohol recovery homes, Morningside Recovery, as some residents urged the city to shut it down. 

The operator of the group homes has committed "a high number of violations" of its zoning agreement with the city, according to a first annual review by city staff. From the period of Sept. 28, 2010, through May 27, 2011, Morningside received 21 written warnings, 17 notices of violations, nine administrative citations and two parking citations, according to the report.

The home operator now has 30 days upon receipt of the notice to come into compliance with the zoning agreement. If it does not come into compliance, it will be found to be defaulting on the agreement, according to the Daily Pilot.

Dozens of residents filled the City Council chambers Tuesday night to ask the city to oust Morningside Recovery.

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--Alexandra Baird and Sarah Peters, Daily Pilot, Times Community News

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