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South Coast city looks at new law intended to create more affordable housing by splitting single-family home lots

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The Goleta Planning Commission is looking at Senate Bill 9, a new state law intended to create more housing by requiring counties to allow single-family home lot splits.

Goleta looks at how to implement law which affects all cities in the state.

A new state law is intended to help create more badly needed housing in the state. Tonight, one South Coast is looking at how to implement Senate Bill 9.

The legislation requires cities to allow property designated as single-family home lots to be split, to allow two single-family homes on the land.

The Goleta Planning Commission is holding a virtual public hearing on the subject Monday night, to talk about how the law can be implemented locally. It will make recommendations to the Goleta City Council.

Among the proposed amendments in the city is one which would prohibit a single-family home lot to be split, and then homes which are added used for short term vacation rentals. The virtual hearing begins at 6 p.m. Monday.