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SLO County to hold workshop on tiny homes

Posted at 5:54 PM, Jan 22, 2019

The County of San Luis Obispo is working to nail down a policy when it comes to tiny homes.

Wednesday night, the county is set to host its first-ever workshop on tiny homes.

Currently, there is no policy on the books for tiny homes so the goal is to get the public’s feedback for tiny homes in unincorporated areas, specifically.

While there are pros and cons, officials say it’s a possible way to address the county’s affordable housing issue.

“Some of the pros are is that it does just that, provide affordable housing options for lower income or any folks that wish to lower their overall housing cost,” said Rob Fitzroy, San Luis Obispo County Deputy Director of Planning and Building. “(But) they can be challenging to connect to community sewer, water infrastructure, electrical.”

The county says community input is critical to move forward.

The workshop will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the San Luis Obispo Library on Palm St. and the public is invited.

The goal is to get an ordinance written by the end of this year to go before the Board of Supervisors.