H-GROVER BEACH

Sep 11, 2013 2:27 AM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

South County People's Kitchen permit denied

The South County People's Kitchen was denied a permit Tuesday night to continue serving meals to the homeless and others in need at their current location.

The organization has been serving meals in a dirt parking lot near Grand Avenue and 16th Street in Grover Beach since August, but they need a permit from the city to continue for the long term.

Many people living and working in the area have asked that the kitchen be located elsewhere, but kitchen organizers say they've tried to be good neighbors.

The Grover Beach Planning Commission met Tuesday night to consider the permit. After a more than four-hour long meeting, the commissioners were unable to come to an agreement.

One commissioner had to step down due to a medical issue. The remaining commissioners took two votes. Both were split 2-2, resulting in the petition being denied.

The People's Kitchen has ten days to appeal the decision to the City Council.

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