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New Assessory Unit Law In California As Of January 2017

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Amy Perkins

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The new law makes it easier to build a granny despite local ordinances.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/24hrsale...a-housing-laws-make-granny-units-10688483.php

California Assessory Dwelling Units and Local Government Restrictions as of January 2017 have changed. This is a statewide thing allowing for greater flexibility. We all know how difficult it can be build a granny unit in Santa Barbara. Well, the state is stepping in and doing something about it due to the shortage of housing in California. You should review the new law as appraisers.

Here is a copy of the bill... https://lnkd.in/gxeVbVH


http://www.sfchronicle.com/24hrsale...a-housing-laws-make-granny-units-10688483.php
 

glenn walker

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Yeah the California State Assembly & Senators that represent San Francisco can't afford the $5,000 a month rent so loosing up on accessory units and bedroom rentals so they have a place to hang their hats and store their pot : ) LOL
 

CANative

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No affect on Coastal Development permits.
 

Amy Perkins

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No affect on Coastal Development permits.

Are you talking about when you are within 1,000 feet of the Pacific Ocean and you need approval by the coastal commission or any coastal market?
 

CANative

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Are you talking about when you are within 1,000 feet of the Pacific Ocean and you need approval by the coastal commission or any coastal market?

Yes. Some Counties call it the "Coastal Zone" or "Coastal Element" in their zoning ordinances. It's not necessarily 1,000 feet though. In some areas it can be a mile or so.

No second units allowed. Some that were existing prior to the Coastal Commission laws are allowed to continue on. That legal, non-conforming use can be very valuable.
 

ZZGAMAZZ

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Big Bear Lake supercedes the California requirement and explains its rationale for doing so.
 

Amy Perkins

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Rents are at an all time high, and homelessness is becoming a huge problem. Fire codes are not being met because people are not permitting their illegal units. We didn't get the rain and don't need any fires. Lets comply with the new state law as of January 2017.

Rents have increased about 20% and it keeps getting worse since they started restricting vacation rentals and there is an increase in Air BnB's

About 55% of the homeless people are actually from Santa Barbara

http://www.ksby.com/story/34935096/santa-barbara-county-sees-increase-in-homeless-population

Here is a quote from the memorandum...

"Parking
SB 1069 reduces parking requirements to one space per bedroom or unit. The legislation authorizes off street
parking to be tandem or in setback areas unless specific findings such as fire and life safety conditions are made.
SB 1069 also prohibits parking requirements if the ADU meets any of the following:
• Is within a half mile from public transit.
• Is within an architecturally and historically significant historic district.
• Is part of an existing primary residence or an existing accessory structure.
• Is in an area where on-street parking permits are required, but not offered to the occupant of the ADU.
• Is located within one block of a car share area.

Fees
SB 1069 provides that ADUs shall not be considered new residential uses for the purpose of calculating utility
connection fees or capacity charges, including water and sewer service. The bill prohibits a local agency from
requiring an ADU applicant to install a new or separate utility connection or impose a related connection fee or
capacity charge for ADUs that are contained within an existing residence or accessory structure. For attached and
detached ADUs, this fee or charge must be proportionate to the burden of the unit on the water or sewer system
and may not exceed the reasonable cost of providing the service."

Do you guys think $10,000-20,000 dollars is a "reasonable cost?"

Converted garages are not required to have separate meters, per state of California
 
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