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State Law Paves the Way for More Granny Flats in California

The state of California stepped into to make it easier for local governments to approve permissive regulations of accessory dwelling units.
September 6, 2016, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Liam Dillon reports that the California State Legislature approved a pair of measures to make it easier for homeowners to construct accessory dwelling units, also known as "granny flats."

"This week, the Legislature approved two measures, SB 1069 from Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and AB 2299 from Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) aimed at forcing local governments to approve the secondary housing units," according to Dillon.

"Under the two bills, local governments will no longer be able to require homeowners to add parking for new granny flats near transit stops or have a large uncovered pathway to the street, and will limit fees for connecting the additional unit to water and sewer lines," adds Dillon.

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Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in Los Angeles Times
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