You'd think the ADU wars would be over. But in recent court decisions, Malibu lost an attempt to subject an ADU to a coastal development permit, while Coronado succeeded in limiting the combined size of an ADU and the adjacent house.
California has always had a lot of planners. But now cities and other agencies are having trouble filling positions for an increasingly stressful and busy job. It's partly because of housing prices -- but there are other reasons too.
The state's action on housing has focused on making entitlements easier to get. But housing production hasn't gone up. Maybe there aren't enough developers and planners left in the state to get the job done.
The ruling came after HCD rejected the city's housing element for a third time. The city's attorney says Beverly Hills is appealing the case and therefore the suspension won't go into effect immediately.