County wants public input on ag worker housing

COUNTY — The San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building is asking for the public’s input as the department works on updates to the Agricultural Worker Housing Ordinance, formerly known as the Farm Support Quarters.
Under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, Planning and Building staff are working on an ordinance to encourage the development of agricultural worker housing by removing barriers that are no longer necessary. As part of this effort, the County has reviewed existing restrictions and limitations on housing throughout the unincorporated areas of the County and has released the Agricultural Worker Housing Ordinance Public Review Draft available on
The proposed amendments were put together based on research, input from the stakeholder group, and a public workshop that took place in October 2018. The proposed changes to the ordinance include increasing the number of units allowed with a ministerial permit, reducing the minimum lot size, and expanding the distance between the primary residence and ADU.
The proposed revisions to the ordinance are available on the county website as a downloadable PDF. The revisions include strikeouts (deleted text) and underlines (added text). An executive summary precedes the proposed revisions, identifying the proposed amendments.
Planning and building staff welcome feedback. Please submit written comments to the attention of Brian Pedrotti, Senior Planner, via email [email protected] Hard copy correspondence can be sent to: Department of Planning and Building, ATTN: Brian Pedrotti, 976 Osos St., Room 300, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408.


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