Zoning issues tend to involve competing interests and needs. One group of neighbors may want to preserve the absolute residential nature of the neighborhood. A California non-profit such as a house of worship may need to expand its use by changing the nature of adjoining residential property and converting it to the church's needs. That's precisely the nature of a land use and zoning conflict that may be brewing in the Napa Valley community of Yountville.
In that case, a church wants to convert the adjoining residential property into various uses for miscellaneous church activities. Understandably, residential neighbors don't want to change the residential nature of the property. The unusual twist here is a federal law that prohibits over-zealous zoning enforcement that would impede the religious practices of a house of worship.