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The debate about whether or not the current climate crisis is primarily caused by human behavior is over. Now, we AIA members can ask if our Institute should be involved in this non-political issue. If the AIA gets involved with issues of building codes and life safety, then we should also be involved in the life safety issue of climate change. I say the AIA should act now to reduce the effects of this crisis.
-Russ Ver Ploeg, AIA, LEED AP
Daniel Alter, AIA
DANIEL ALTER ARCHITECT PLLC
Further update on this, it is AB881 language which will in fact become law on 1/1/2020
Some additional details:- Parking spaces lost in a garage demolition making way for an ADU *cannot* be required to be replaced on site- Min ADU sizes *must* be allowed, even if exceeding those imposed by "any other ordinance" (eg: Zoning site FAR etc.)- Location on site cannot be dictated "by any other ordinance" (eg: Zoning rear yard accessory structure requirement)- Owner-occupancy if any are rented out *cannot* be required (sunsets in 2025 unless renewed by ADU law)Note, there is also AB 587 which allows, under certain conditions (qualified low income, qualified non-profits: eg: Habitat) for ADUs to be sold separately from the main dwelling:https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB587