ADUs

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It will soon be a lot easier for San Luis Obispo County property owners to build ADUs, or accessory dwelling units. What used to be commonly referred to as ‘mother-in-law’ units or ‘granny flats,’ these days they are particularly popular with adult children looking to move back home. Or, the units can provide extra income for homeowners. The San Luis Obispo County board of supervisors, in a unanimous vote, decreased regulations this week for ADUs.

The Santa Barbara County city of Solvang is now offering an amnesty program for residents with unpermitted additions. 

California lawmakers have pitched dozens of bold, high-profile solutions to California’s affordable housing shortage: billion dollar affordable-housing bonds, revamping the state’s signature environmental protection law, suing NIMBY-inclined cities into permitting more development.

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This week in local government in San Luis Obispo County, the board of supervisors has a full agenda of grant and funding allocation items, such as $755,000 for marketing and advertising for the San Luis Obispo County Tourism Business Improvement District for the next fiscal year. The board will also hold a hearing on issuing bonds to help pay for upgrades to facilities for developmentally disabled people in the county, and review the county’s year-end budget report.