Hemet council gives final approval to repeal some rental housing rules

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The Hemet City Council officially repealed the city’s Residential Rental Registration and Crime-Free Rental Housing Ordinance and Chronic Nuisance Abatement Ordinance on its second reading Tuesday, Jan. 12. The matter was discussed at an earlier meeting following a threat from the federal Housing and Urban Development department Community Development Block Grant funds to help low-income residents housing and social needs would be cut off since the ordinances might be considered “racist.” Other cities with similar ordinances needed to rescind the rules or face CDBG cutoffs. The ordinances were in place many years in the city following residents’ concern with the increasing crime rates in the city that have since diminished. The council appointed Dana Hill to the Hemet Planning
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