After years of legal battles with the city of Newport Beach, Morningside Recovery has decided to move out, according to a report in the Daily Pilot.
Morningside Recovery, which operates substance abuse rehab homes in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, found itself in litigation with the city when officials began enforcing who is allowed to live in residential areas. Over the years residents have complained Morningside's residents have disrupted the Lido Village neighborhood with noise, parking issues and smoke among other allegations. Mary Helen Beatifacto, Morningside's chief executive officer, said the move is to allow the facility to focus on the positives.
"The litigation has been going on a long time, and I want our work and all the good we do to be our focus," Beatificato told the newspaper.
Morningside Recovery plans to move out of Newport Beach by October.