Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance


Revised May 8, 2020

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

State of California Accessory Dwelling Unit Law: SB13, AB68, AB587, AB671, and AB881

California Department of Housing and Community Development Resources

Accessory/Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit Development Standards

Accessory/Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit Application


Planning Counter

(714) 647-5804