Since when is it up to the city to tell you if you can protect yourself and your family with a underground bunker? Here is an article about how the city of Menifee California deciding the fate of its community that chooses to prepare themselves and start their bomb shelter construction . “More Info on how to build a fall out shelter.”
A moratorium on building underground bunkers in Menifee could end if the Planning Commission approves some amendments to its municipal code this week.
The commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at City Hall, 29714 Haun Road, to vote on the matter.
The Menifee City Council on July 17 voted to extend a 45-day moratorium on the underground hideaways for 10 months and 15 days — for a total of a yearlong hold — while the city staff researched whether the city should allow them and, if so, how to regulate them.
The staff is now recommending that the Planning Commission approve amendments to certain codes that will end the moratorium and regulate the bunkers.
City staff looked at how to extend regulations already in place to include underground structures, said Carmen Cave, the city’s community development director.
“We took it as an underground structure, a safe house, a wine cellar,” she said. “We looked at what we already had on the books … and adjusted what we already had.”
The demand for bunkers has grown since TV shows such as Discovery’s “Doomsday Bunkers” and National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers” began airing. At least two Menifee residents have come to City Hall asking whether the city allows them, Cave said.