Silicon Valley State Senator’s in-law unit bill SB 1069 passes senate – Silicon Valley Business Journal

The bill’s provisions include eliminating parking requirements for secondary units located near public transit, speeding up the approval process and getting rid of duplicative utility hook-up fees, which have already been paid by owners for the main unit.

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This is such an important issue for Santa Clara County as well.  We need to allow more use of detached garage conversions with concise regulations on how to convert and with a timely process to do so. 


Many home owners could afford to stay in their home longer if they were able to generate passive income on their current home.  To be able to use appropriate space home owners already have in a way that benefits our communities in different ways.


Times are changing.  We need more homes and we need a clear and safe way to create living spaces effectively and efficiently.