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Goleta City Council to Consider Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance on March 21

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 5:30 p.m., the City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance to amend Title 17 (Zoning) of the Goleta Municipal Code related to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). The meeting will be held in person in City Council Chambers (130 Cremona Drive) and via the Zoom platform. The public may also view the meeting on Goleta TV Channel 19 and/or online at www.cityofgoleta.org/meetings-agendas.

Due to changes in State law (Senate Bill 897 of 2022), the proposed Ordinance includes a new set of citywide ADU and Junior ADU (JADU) standards that will fully comply with the changes in State law and make other minor revisions to the City’s previous ADU regulations. Changes to the City’s permanent ADU regulations include, but are not limited to:

  • ADU heights and front setbacks
  • Changes to the processing and denial of ADUs
  • JADU locations, configurations, and definition

Many of the proposed revisions were included in Urgency Ordinance No. 22-16U, which was adopted by City Council on December 20, 2022. The new ADU regulations in the proposed Ordinance would replace the regulations in Urgency Ordinance No. 22-16U.

The Planning Commission considered the changes at their February 27, 2023, meeting and recommended the changes to Council.

View the Notice here.

For further information on the project, contact Anne Wells, Advance Planning Manager, at (805) 961-7557 or awells@cityofgoleta.org. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact Marcos Martinez at (805) 562-5500 or mmartinez@cityofgoleta.org.

The full agenda, including staff reports and documents, will be posted at least 72 hours before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org/meetings-agendas.



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