California Could Make Backyard Homes By Right State Wide

California may “force cities to permit the backyard homes — also known as “secondary units” or “granny flats” — eliminate cities’ ability to require additional parking spaces for units near transit, and limit fees charged to connect to local water and sewer systems.” I also found it interesting that there’s another bill that “would help remove obstacles for homeowners wanting to convert unused space inside their homes into new housing, have received broad support in the Legislature. The bills must be taken up by the end of August.”

How to solve California’s housing shortage? Build ‘granny flats’ in homeowners’ backyards