Bob Wieckowski

Laguna Beach planners to tackle 'granny flats' ordinance on Wednesday

Laguna Beach planners to tackle 'granny flats' ordinance on Wednesday

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission on Wednesday will consider potential changes to a city ordinance for accessory dwelling units, also known as “granny flats” and second residential units.

Changes in state law have triggered similar discussions in other cities regarding the units.

These types of units can be attached or detached from a primary residence and provide independent living space for one or more people, according to a city staff report.

Gov. Jerry Brown last year signed Assembly Bill 2299 from Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) and Senate Bill

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