Supervisor Bill Horn speaks on Tuesday. Image from video

Supervisor Bill Horn still should not vote on the Lilac Hills Ranch project. That’s what the Fair Political Practices Commission told the North County elected official this week, and two months ago.

Horn, who lives two miles from a proposed housing development, asked the commission to reconsider their stance that his vote would be a conflict of interest.

“In our prior letter you were advised that under the facts presented, a reasonable inference
could be made that the financial effect of the LHR project in a relatively undeveloped, rural area would have a reasonably foreseeable material financial effect on the market value of your real property,” wrote the commission in the letter dated Dec. 30. “Therefore, you were advised that you had a conflict of interest in decisions involving the project and you must recuse yourself from participating in these decisions.”

Accretive Investments hopes to build more than 1,700 homes and commercial businesses on rural land near Valley Center. The Planning Commission approved the project in September. However, the project asks for more homes than allowed in the county’s General Plan.

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