Certain neighborhoods in our city have seen an influx of substance abuse facilities. Investors and developers over paid for properties and are unable to develop them because of the real estate downturn. They now are renting the properties to substance abuse facilitators. The local residents have complained to the city at Planning and Zoning and Council meetings that they do not want these facilities in their neighborhood. The city's position is that these facilities can usurp local zoning and licensing thru the Americans with Disabilities Act. The patients are disabled and cannot be discriminated against in housing rights. Can the Americans with Disabilites Act be used by the substance abuse facilites in this manner? Isn't this stretching the law to the point of absurdity?