Temecula passes new ordinances governing ‘granny flats,’ density bonus rules

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The city of Temecula has reluctantly approved two measures that would make it easier to build accessory dwelling units and will allow higher density developments if certain conditions are met.The two measures were both imposed on the city by the California state legislature – they’re not local decisions. But they will have local impacts.The first of the two measures, both approved at the city’s April 28 meeting and quickly overshadowed by the council’s discussion on local public health orders, is the result of a series of bills signed into law in October by Gov. Gavin Newsom to address California’s ongoing housing crisis.Two of the bills, Assembly Bill 881 and Assembly Bill 68, place restrictions on development standards that city can apply to junior accessory dwellin
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