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Party Houses May Soon Be Thing of Past in Riverside County

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Riverside County could soon be getting a little bit quieter. After discovering that houses in residential neighborhoods are being routinely used for massive parties, county officials are looking for a way to ban such goings-on.

Neighbors say that the houses are owned by people who are rarely there, and in their absence, they're used not just for ragers but as hotels and bed-and-breakfasts.

"It would be nice if these beautiful houses with absentee owners would not be used as hotels, bed and breakfasts, weekend rentals," resident Pam Hudson told NBC Los Angeles.

According to Temecula Patch, at a Board of Supervisors meeting earlier this week, Vicki Long with the La Cresta Property Owners' Association told attendees that, "There are parties there every weekend...They're renting properties for $3,000 a weekend."

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The ban probably won't be difficult to get through, since the houses are essentially being used as businesses. The Board of Supervisors has meanwhile asked for a study looking at existing land-use regulations that would prevent these parties and rentals from happening

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