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File #: 20-643    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2020 Departments: PLANNING AND BUILDING
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Adopt an ordinance amending the County's Accessory Dwelling Unit (Second Unit) Regulations, Chapter 22.5 of the Zoning Regulations, to renumber existing Chapter 22.5 as Chapter 22.5.1 to apply to Accessory Dwelling Units in the Coastal Zone, and to add a new Chapter 22.5 to apply to Accessory Dwelling Units outside of the Coastal Zone, previously introduced at the June 24, 2020 Planning Commission meeting, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety.
Attachments: 1. 20200915_o_ADU update.pdf, 2. Item No. 18 - ADU.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Steve Monowitz, Development Community Director
Subject: An ordinance amending the County's Accessory Dwelling Unit (Second Unit) Regulations, Chapter 22.5 of the Zoning Regulations, to renumber existing Chapter 22.5 as Chapter 22.5.1 to apply to Accessory Dwelling Units in the Coastal Zone, and to add a new Chapter 22.5 to apply to Accessory Dwelling Units outside of the Coastal Zone, to comply with recent changes to State law, and making minor amendments for clarity and consistency.
County File Number: PLN 2020-00144

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt an ordinance amending the County's Accessory Dwelling Unit (Second Unit) Regulations, Chapter 22.5 of the Zoning Regulations, to renumber existing Chapter 22.5 as Chapter 22.5.1 to apply to Accessory Dwelling Units in the Coastal Zone, and to add a new Chapter 22.5 to apply to Accessory Dwelling Units outside of the Coastal Zone, previously introduced at the June 24, 2020 Planning Commission meeting, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety.

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BACKGROUND:
In 2017, and again in 2019, the Planning Commission recommended, and the Board of Supervisors adopted various updates to the County's Second Unit Regulations (Chapter 22.5 of the Zoning Regulations, now re-titled "Accessory Dwelling Unit" regulations, consistent with State law and common practice). These updates were intended to bring the County's regulations into compliance with State law, and, consistent with the State's mandate, to facilitate production of accessory dwelling units in unincorporated San Mateo County. The updates were required by State law.

Since the last update in 2019, there have been additional changes to State law which necessitate further updates to the County's regulations. Some of these changes are minor adjustments to existing law, and some are significant new provisions that will create new opport...

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