January 28, 2020

Dear TD Board of Directors:

I am writing to express my strong support for the proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) rules that are pending and being considered pursuant to a 45-day notice. They are are a response to California legislation pertaining to ADUs that passed last year, was signed by the Governor and just became law on January 1, 2020. The proposed rules are intended to avoid potential parking issues and other CC&R compliance problems if a TD property owner wishes to construct or designate something like a “granny unit” above an existing garage on the property as an ADU. More importantly the rules will ensure the ADU is actually used to meet long-term this region’s long-term housing needs as the Legislature intended, not as a short-term rental *STR” property.

Jeff Shellito