San Jacinto council passes urgency ‘granny house’ ordinance amendments, complies with newest state housing mandates

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San Jacinto Mayor Andrew Kotyuk passes a plaque to outgoing Mayor Russ Utz recognizing his year of service to the community by attending almost every important city event in the year highly representing the city with from left Councilman Alonso Ledezma, Mayor Pro Tem Crystal Ruiz, Utz, Kotyuk and Councilman Joel Lopez. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
The San Jacinto City Council passed an urgency ordinance Tuesday, Dec. 17, amending the city’s regulations on accessory dwelling units to comply with recent state mandates, without losing the city’s own land use and home occupation rules by Jan. 1. California’s recently passed Assembly Bill 881, Chapter 659 and Senate Bill 13 governs the location of new, small structures and the conversions on existing small structures from one use to another. Senate Bill 881 was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom recently and requires cities to amend their ordinances regarding accessory dwellings units before Jan. 1, or the state could dictate its own rules governing them. The bill and an adjacent bill on parking for accessory building occupants did require some changes the city’s ordinances which
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