Ed Hale

No moratorium, for now, on development allowed by Costa Mesa's small-lot ordinance

No moratorium, for now, on development allowed by Costa Mesa's small-lot ordinance

Costa Mesa City Council members opted early Wednesday not to move forward with a moratorium that would halt processing of projects allowed under the city’s small-lot ordinance, which eases development standards for some residential proposals.

On a 4-1 vote at around 1 a.m., council members decided to delay such action until after they hold a study session with the Planning Commission on Sept. 12 to examine small-lot regulations.

“To do the moratorium first, it just doesn’t seem like that is the right approach … because we don’t know what we want to change,” Mayor Katrina Foley said.

The council, she added, has “to figure out what problem are we trying to solve here...

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