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Despite fierce opposition, including over 5,000 constituents personally expressing opposition to the bill, Governor Newsome signed Assembly Bill 3182 into law on September 29, 2020. Under the new law, any provision in a governing document “that prohibits, has the effect of prohibiting, or unreasonably restricts” the rental of any of the separate interests, accessory dwelling units (“ADU”), or junior accessory dwelling units (“JADU”) in a community association is rendered unenforceable.
For those who need a break from guiding your children through home schooling or distance learning, your community association playground may soon be open. On September 28, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued new guidelines for outdoor playgrounds and recreational facilities. By State definition, the guidance applies to publicly accessible outdoor locations including play structures, slides, and swings, but does not include indoor playgrounds.
Proactive rule adoption and enforcement will ease the growing pains of ADU/JADUs in your community. Formally termed the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), this ever-popular form of housing is a legal and regulatory term for a secondary house that shares the building lot of a larger, primary house. The ADU is a self-contained housing unit that provides for living, sleeping, cooking, and sanitation. ADUs are either attached to or detached from the primary residence but provide independent living facilities for its occupant.
Assembly Bill 3182 (Ting) Means Less Independence for Community Associations if Governor Newsom Signs it Into Law
Assembly Member Ting from San Francisco authored Assembly Bill 3182. After multiple rounds of amendments, it was approved on September 1, 2020 by the California State Legislature and awaits the Governor’s signature before becoming law on January 1, 2021.
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