City relaxes control over second units

 The housing shortage in California— and the unaffordability of homes in Agoura Hills—prompted the Agoura Hills City Council to take another look at local and state laws governing the construction of secondary dwellings on existing homes. A new state law prevents cities from prohibiting secondary housing units. At a recent meeting, the Agoura council debated how to abide by the law while maintaining city standards—and voted 3-1 to approve an ordinance that puts the city’s rental law in comp...

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