Hermosa Beach Approves New ADU Ordinance

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On Tuesday, July 24, the Hermosa Beach City Council approved an ordinance allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs), also called granny flats or in-law units, on residential lots meeting specific requirements. The lot must already have a single-family residence on it and must also be at least 4000 square feet. The ordinance was initially drafted with […]

3-State Plan for California to Hit November Ballot (Updated)

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UPDATE: On July 18, 2018, the California Supreme Court ruled this proposal unconstitutional and therefore it will not appear on the November ballot. Over the course of California’s 168-year history, there have been 200 attempts to reconfigure its boundaries or secede from the union. Last month, another — a plan by venture capitalist Tim Draper […]

Los Angeles Develops New Incentive to House Homeless

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In May, Los Angeles County set into motion a plan drafted in August of last year that would hopefully be the solution to multiple problems at once. The ordinance seeks to create new housing for the homeless through the development of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. Nonpermitted ADUs have been quite common, and recent changes […]