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Supervisors Pass Granny Unit Ordinance

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors has passed an ordinance regarding what are called Accessory Dwelling Units. Commonly referred to as Granny Units, the new ordinance does not allow them to be used for short term rentals, but County Principal Planner Tyler Barrington says it does provide incentives if they are rented out for longer terms…

Listen to Tyler Barrington

A short term rental is defined as 30 days or less. Supervisor Heidi Hall admits the ordinance isn’t perfect, but says it achieves the goal of providing more long term housing…

Listen to Heidi Hall

Concerns of heavier traffic on neighborhood streets were voiced, as well as possible non-compliance of the ordinance. The vote was unanimous, but two Supervisors were reluctant, including South County representative Ed Scofield…

Listen to Ed Scofield

Sue Hoek also voted yes, but said she feels a “stitch in her side” about telling people what they can do with their property.


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