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Rancho Mirage cracking down on events at non-public properties, lawsuit says

Wendy Heckmann has hosted many gatherings for household and mates at her Rancho Mirage residence, from Thanksgiving meals to birthday events, with none points in her 22 years residing there.

However she says that modified in February, when a metropolis worker knocked on her door as she was making ready to host a detailed good friend’s wedding ceremony the subsequent day.

The worker requested to see an occasion allow for the marriage, then advised her she needed to shut down the deliberate occasion, or face fines price hundreds of {dollars}.

Heckmann had no thought she wanted a allow for a good friend’s wedding ceremony. On condition that the nuptials had been the subsequent day, she opted to pay a $252 software charge to get a particular allow.

However she’s now suing the town in federal courtroom for utilizing an ordinance on massive gatherings to manage not simply business occasions, however events at non-public properties.

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