Huntington Beach City Council Votes To Fight State Housing Laws; Stop Permitting ADUs
The Huntington Beach City Council voted 4-3 to mount a legal challenge against the state over laws intended to boost housing. The city will immediately stop processing new permits for accessory dwelling units, which are secondary housing units (typically smaller apartments or cottages known as ADUs) added to existing homes.
Council moves forward despite state warning: The state Attorney General's office and state housing department warned Huntington Beach in letters that the proposal is unlawful, and reminded the city that it had previously lost costly lawsuits over state housing law.
What's next? Following the vote, which took place Tuesday, the city will cease processing new permits for ADUs, and duplexes under Senate Bill 9. If you submitted an application prior to Wednesday it will still be processed.
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