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ORDINANCE 2307 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />AMENDING CHAPTER 29 (ZONING REGULATIONS) OF THE TOWN CODE <br />REGARDING ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS <br />WHEREAS, effective January 1, 2020, Assembly Bill 881, Assembly Bill 68, and Senate Bill <br />13 amended Government Code Section 65852 regarding accessory dwelling unit and junior <br />accessory dwelling unit regulations, to further address barriers to the development of accessory <br />dwelling units and junior accessory dwelling units; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos 2015-2023 Housing Element Enhanced Second Unit <br />Program identified amending the Town Code to allow new second units to be affordable to <br />lower income households on nonconforming residential lots and in the Hillside Residential Zone <br />(Action HOU-1.2) as a strategy to accommodate the Town's Regional Housing Needs Allocation <br />(RHNA); and <br />WHEREAS, the Town Council wishes to amend the Town Code to comply with State law <br />and to address Action HOU-1.2 of the Town of Los Gatos 2015-2023 Housing Element; and <br />WHEREAS, on February 26, 2020, the Planning Commission reviewed and commented <br />on the proposed amendments regarding accessory dwelling units; and <br />WHEREAS, this matter was regularly noticed in conformance with State and Town law <br />and came before the Planning Commission for public hearing on February 26, 2020; and <br />WHEREAS, on February 26, 2020, the Planning Commission reviewed and commented <br />on the proposed amendments regarding accessory dwelling units and forwarded a <br />recommendation to the Town Council for approval of the proposed amendments; and <br />WHEREAS, this matter was regularly noticed in conformance with State and Town law <br />and come before the Town Council for public hearing on March 17, 2020; and <br />WHEREAS, on March 17, 2020, the Town Council continued this matter to the Town <br />Council meeting on April 7, 2020; and <br />1of9 <br />Ordinance 2307 April 21, 2020 <br />