Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance

Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance












Updated: May 8, 2020

General Information

  • Governor Newsom recently signed numerous housing bills that are intended to boost housing production statewide, which became effective January 1, 2020. Five of those bills relate to the production and regulation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and junior accessory dwelling units (JADUs). Specifically, SB13, AB68, AB587, AB671, and AB881, are intended to help cities reach their housing goals and increase the state’s affordable housing supply through streamlining plan review and elimination of barriers to construction of ADUs and JADUs.
  • A new local ordinance that that addresses the changes to state law was presented to the City's Planning Commission on February 10, 2020, and subsequently approved by the City Council on March 17, 2020.

Important Dates

  • December 9, 2019 – Planning Commission Study Session
  • January 27, 2020 – Planning Commission Public Hearing - Item Continued
  • February 10, 2020 – Planning Commission Public Hearing
  • March 17, 2020 – City Council First Reading
  • April 7, 2020 – City Council Second Reading
  • May 7, 2020 – New Local Ordinance Takes Effect

Important Information

For applications and development standards, please click here.


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