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New rules for ADUs?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
Not only will City Council be taking up short-term rentals at its Thursday meeting, but it will be taking up accessory dwelling units, as well. Though her amendments didn’t make it into the committee’s recommendations, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo will try again to bridge the gap between the two acronyms. She has announced her intention to bring forward an amendment to the ADU Ordinance that would prohibit any ADU built after Oct. 1, 2015, from being used as a STR. That amendment failed in a vote of 2-2 at the Planning and Neighborhoods Committee, with Council Members Greg Casar and Sheri Gallo voting in opposition.
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