Fox on My Block: Reseda Residents Fight Detox Centers - New York News

Fox on My Block: Reseda Residents Fight Detox Centers

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There is one residential detox center across the street from Bertran Elementary in Reseda. Two others are right around the corner, and two more are being built nearby.

"It's crazy" says resident Shannon Hill, echoing residents who say the entire neighborhood is becoming a "drug rehab campus".

"We are applying with state law"says an unapologetic owner Tom Whiting, adding he is trying to "help people, and that there is no law prohibiting the facilities near schools."

But there is city zoning, says Councilmember Dennis Zine, claiming that Whiting is bypassing the city, by getting state permits -saying each facility has only six beds. The residents and Zine believe it's more....

The city attorney is getting involved, and Zine is trying to get jurisdiction from California officials,  for something that, may, indeed, be state licensed,, but really involves neighborhood quality of life.

The residents are getting their own lawyer..."one detox would be fine, perhaps two...but five? He is using the law to make money and destroy our neighborhood".

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