Lake Elsinore looks to amend added dwelling units code, continues hold on new cannabis business applications

Lake Elsinore City Council passes a motion to extend the moratorium on applications submitted for cannabis related land uses. Valley News/Courtesy photo
The Lake Elsinore City Council looked at amendments to Title 17 of the Lake Elsinore Municipal Code related to accessory dwelling units at the meeting Tuesday, March 9. Justin Kirk, assistant community development director of Lake Elsinore, came forward and gave a presentation on the topic on behalf of the staff. “The update to our municipal code is related to several pieces of state legislation that were adopted throughout the year of 2020 and 2021,” Kirk said. “These actions limit the abilities of local jurisdictions to regulate specific aspects of accessory dwelling units related to size, quantity, setbacks and parking. “The city does retain some limited discretion with the ability to restrict the maximum quantity, size and location and can establish objective standards
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