Home is where the mosque is

A south Sacramento priest got the go-ahead from a neighborhood advisory council to convert his home into a church where South Pacific congregants can gather to pray a couple times a week.

Mohammed Ameer Khan, who is associated with the Maunatul Muslimeen Society of California, according to Sacramento County planning documents, will move to a smaller home behind the green-accented house, which sits on nearly an acre of land off French Road. The Maunatul Muslimeen Society is registered as a public Islamic nonprofit, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics.

Handwritten minutes from the South Sacramento Community Planning Advisory Council meeting on August 21 state that there was no opposition to the project. The council voted 4-0 in favor of issuing use permits to do the conversion.

County planning commissioners will next take up the request.