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From the Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2016: “Multiple bills with the endorsement of (Gov. Jerry) Brown are moving through the Legislature to make it easier for homeowners to build small units on their properties, whether in their garages, as additions to existing homes or as new, freestanding structures.
“Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other supporters hope the relaxed rules will spur backyard home building to combat a housing shortage that, by one estimate, leaves the state annually more than 100,000 new units behind what’s needed to keep pace with soaring home prices.”
Read the full story here: How to solve California’s housing shortage? Build ‘granny flats’ in homeowners’ backyards