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(A) Accessory dwelling units (also known as "second units," "granny flats," "in-law suites," "tiny homes" and/or "cottages") are small residential units on a permanent foundation located within, attached to, or detached and adjacent to the primary single-family unit or multifamily structure, and can provide an important source of affordable housing.
(B) Accessory dwelling units, when appropriately sized and located, have little impact on neighborhood quality of life.
(C) Establishing reasonable regulations of accessory dwelling units is an appropriate mechanism to properly balance the need for additional affordable housing with the need to maintain existing community character and neighborhood quality of life.
(D) Accessory dwelling units may be referred to as efficiency, studio, or single, and be of any room count and configuration allowed by applicable development standards and building codes. A junior accessory dwelling unit is established by Cal. Gov’t Code Section 65852.22 and is considered a separate use under the provisions of section 16-467.2.
(E) For purposes of these regulations, references to "director" shall mean the community development director.
(Ord. No. 2914, 2925, 2959, 2984)