Lomita Lawmakers To Reconsider Mosque Application

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they’ve reached a settlement with the city of Lomita over allegations its officials violated an anti-discrimination law when they denied an Islamic center permission to build a new mosque.

If approved by a district court judge, Friday’s settlement would resolve the 2010 denial of the Islamic Center of the South Bay’s request to replace its aging structures with a single building for its worshippers.

As part of the settlement, the city will consider a renewed application on an expedited schedule.

The city has also agreed to train leaders and employees who make land-use decisions on the requirements of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

Calls seeking comments from the city and the Islamic Center were not immediately returned.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio
Play.It

Listen Live