LAKE WORTH, Fla. - UPDATE: City commissioners in Lake Worth approved the first reading of an ordinance to label problem recovery residences as chronic nuisances.
That label would force the sober home to create an action plan to eliminate the burdens it places on neighborhoods and emergency services.
“A lot of these businesses sit in and around where people live, where children live. And we're really trying to improve safety for the city of Lake Worth,” explained Commissioner Andy Amoroso, who supported the measure.
Commissioners must vote on the measure again next month before it takes effect.
In June, the city drafted an ordinance that would allow for it to take action against properties with two or more calls for service within 30 days. If the calls are related to overdoses, the city could label the property a chronic nuisance.