Apr 23, 2013 5:34 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Years-long battle between SLO County Supervisors, Dan DeVaul comes to end

Attorneys representing the County of San Luis Obispo and Dan DeVaul and Sunny Acres announced Tuesday that a settlement had been reached on a lawsuit filed in 2009.

DeVaul's 72-acre property just outside of San Luis Obispo had been the subject of nuisance abatement and enforcement action since 2001. The county said many structures on the property weren't up to health and safety codes. DeVaul said he was providing a community service by providing local homeless people with a place to live.

Both sides have now agreed to a permanent injunction which mandates that DeVaul and Sunny Acres will maintain the property free of violations. That includes not housing people in illegal structures.

The settlement also means DeVaul can begin constructing a sober living residence for the homeless.



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