The city of Santa Rosa, Calif., and the association of La Esplanada Condominiums have reached a settlement with the federal government, agreeing to pay $5,000 each for violating a law meant to prevent age discrimination in housing. The city and the association changed the age to purchase a condo in the complex to 40 even though the community was zoned for 55-and-over living. "I think the feds wanted to send a message to cities that if you're going to have land zoned for senior housing, you can't just put this zoning category on it and walk away. You've got to monitor it and make sure it stays senior housing," fair-housing lawyer David Grabill says.

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