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Albert Lopez
Planning Director
Planning

Accessory Dwelling Units


Project Description

On January 1, 2017 California state law concerning Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) was revised to ease local permitting restrictions and parking requirements when new ADUs are created. ADUs are fully independent living quarters, constructed on properties that are already developed with a single family residence, and are subordinate in size, location, and appearance to the main residence on the property. ADUs add to the local rental housing stock, can make home rentals and ownership more affordable, allow opportunities for aging in place and may reduce greenhouse gas emissions when constructed in areas near public transit and services.

The County recently adopted interim regulations in compliance with state law, and is now exploring long term regulations that will reflect community needs while continuing to meet state requirements. Staff will be scheduling a series of public meetings throughout the unincorporated communities in order to obtain community input and ensure that residents have an opportunity to help shape the new regulations. A complete schedule of public meetings is provided below.

Links to agendas and other meeting materials will be provided as they become available and the schedule will be updated as additional meetings are scheduled.

Links to additional resources are provided at the bottom of the page.

Staff Contacts

Christina Horrisberger
Alameda County Planning Department
224 West Winton Avenue, Suite 111
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: (510) 670-5400
Send an email.

Schedule of Community Meetings and Public Hearings

Please check this webpage often for changes to this schedule.

Information can also be obtained by calling the Planning Department at (510) 670-5400

January 23, 2017
6:00 p.m.
CV Municipal Advisory Council
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley
January 25, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Unincorporated Services Committee
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley
February 6, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission
Public Hearing Room (Room 160)
224 W. Winton Avenue, Hayward
February 14, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Transportation/Planning Committee
Board of Supervisors Chambers, 5th Floor
County Administration Building, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland
February 28, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Agricultural Advisory Committee
Alameda County Public Works Building
4825 Gleason Drive, Dublin
March 7, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Board of Supervisors
Planning Meeting
Board of Supervisors Chambers, 5th Floor
County Administration Building, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland
April 25, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Board of Supervisors
Planning Meeting
Board of Supervisors Chambers, 5th Floor
County Administration Building, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland
June 20, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Community Outreach Meeting
Alameda County Public Works Building
4825 Gleason Drive, Dublin CA 94568
July 19, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Sunol Citizen's Advisory Committee
Sunol Glen School Cafeteria
11601 Main Street, Sunol, CA
July 25, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Agricultural Advisory Committee
Alameda County Public Works Building
4825 Gleason Drive, Dublin
October 25, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Unincorporated Services Committee
San Lorenzo Library
395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, 94580

Public Meetings Materials

October 25, 2017: Unincorporated Services Committee
Unincorporated Services Committee Agenda Memo - ADUs (PDF)*
Unincorporated Services Committee Presentation - ADUs (PDF)*

June 20, 2017: Community Outreach Meeting (East County)
6-20-17 Meeting Presentation (PDF)*
East County Handout (PDF)*
CA Govt. Code Section 65852.2 - FINAL (PDF)*
Secondary Units in Rural Residential and Agricultural Districts Policy (PDF)*
Land Use Map (PDF)*
Accessory Buildings - Handout (PDF)*
Accessory Buildings Regulations (PDF)*
5-25-17 Alameda County ADU Requirements (PDF)*

April 25, 2017: Board of Supervisors Planning Meeting
Second reading of the amendments to Titles 12 AND 17 of the Alameda County General Ordinance Code and the Fairview Area Specific Plan, Little Valley Specific Plan and Madison Avenue Specific Plan, in order to attain compliance with state regulations concerning Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
Agenda with link to attachments (PDF)*

March 7, 2017: Board of Supervisors Planning Meeting
Consideration of amendments to Titles 12 and 17 of the Alameda County General Ordinance Code and the Fairview Area Specific Plan, Little Valley
Agenda with link to attachments (PDF)*

February 28, 2017: Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting
Amendments to the Alameda County General Ordinance Code and Certain Specific Plans in order to Attain Compliance with State Regulations Concerning Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
AAC Agenda (PDF)*
Handout (PDF - 2mb)*
East County Map (PDF - 2mb)*

February 14, 2017: Transportation and Planning Committee
Consideration of Temporary Ordinance Amendments Related to Secondary (Accessory Dwelling) Units.
Agenda (PDF)*
Memo, with Exhibits (PDF - 2mb)*

February 6, 2017: Planning Commission
Consideration of Temporary Ordinance Amendments Related to Secondary (Accessory Dwelling) Units.
Agenda (PDF)*
Staff Report, with Exhibits (PDF - 2mb)*

January 25, 2017: Unincorporated Services Committee
Consideration of Temporary Ordinance Amendments Related to Secondary (Accessory Dwelling) Units
Agenda (PDF - 150kb)*
Memo (PDF - 1.7mb)*
Revised DRAFT Ordinance (PDF - 1.8mb)*
Presentation Slides (PDF - 2.7mb)*

January 23, 2017: CV Municipal Advisory Council
Consideration of Temporary Ordinance Amendments Related to Secondary (Accessory Dwelling) Units
Staff Report (PDF - 150kb)*
Exhibit A - California Government Code Section 65852.2 (PDF - 1.7mb)*
Exhibit B - DRAFT Ordinance (PDF - 1.8mb)*
Exhibit C - Alameda County Community Climate Action Plan Excerpt (PDF - 2.7mb)*

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