La Mesa City Council votes on relaxing rules on granny flats
LA MESA (KUSI) – When it comes to housing in San Diego, relaxing the rules and cutting through some of that thick red tape, is the new trend. Especially when it comes to accessory dwelling units, known as ADUs, granny flats, or backyard cottages.
Inside the packed La Mesa Council Chambers, the majority of residents agreed there’s a shortage of housing in their community. City Council says this vote tonight encourages people to invest in their own property, helping San Diego as a whole.
As a result, council voted unanimously to ease the set back (or space) requirements, the required parking, eliminate the requirement a homeowner live on site, and not require the tenant live there for more than 30-days.
This is a bit more relaxed than San Diego’s coastal community laws.
A few residents pressured council to be prepared to undo these changes if they end up hurting the community. But in general across the country the feeling is elaxing granny flat rules will help all of San Diego.