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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Dealing with living conditions

Cheney council, planning commission hold joint meeting on contentious home occupancy issue


Last updated 1/9/2020 at 10:29am

CHENEY – The question of home occupancy has dogged the city for years.

On Monday, Jan. 6, City Council and Planning Commission members held a joint session to discuss options for dealing with the issue that, in the words of Mayor Chris Grover, had generated more complaints the past few years than any other issue in Cheney.

The issue revolves around city codes describing what a family is — particularly a “functional family.” A functional family as defined under city codes is “a group of unrelated persons, limited to not more than two adult persons (together with their respective fa...

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