El Cajon may change rules for hotels with homeless after lawsuit threat. Mayor: city won't become 'homeless dumping ground'

EL CAJON —  Leaders of East County's largest city are grappling with how to respond to a dramatic increase in homeless people renting hotel rooms, ...

October 6, 2022
6:58 AM

EL CAJON —  Leaders of East County's largest city are grappling with how to respond to a dramatic increase in homeless people renting hotel rooms, in the wake of a threat from California's attorney general to sue the city if it fined owners for accepting high numbers of housing vouchers.The El Cajon City Council created a new subcommittee last week to weigh its options, and leaders discussed the potential lawsuit behind closed doors. At the same time, the city planning commission is preparing to consider a re-write to its zoning rules, which govern how and where hotels can operate.

Staff Reporter