Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Planning Commission Vote Ties on Psychiatric Clinic

See this dispatch from southern Mississippi.  Excerpts:

The city Planning Commission was equally divided and could not reach a decision Tuesday night on whether the Psycamore psychiatric clinic should be allowed near a residential area. 
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Speaking for the clinic, attorney Billy Guice said the issue is not zoning, but rather discrimination against the mentally ill. 
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He said the city could be in violation of civil rights laws, the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act if the clinic is not allowed to open in the highway-commercial zone near Washington Avenue and treat the mentally ill.



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