Agricultural Worker Housing Ordinance

As part of the Housing Package, the Board of Supervisors has directed staff to revise the Farm Support Quarters Ordinance to incentivize and remove barriers for developing farmworker housing on agricultural land and in surrounding communities. Agricultural workers generally have special housing needs due to their limited income and the seasonal nature of their employment. The chronic under supply of housing that is affordable and suitable for locally employed farmworkers has economic, social, and environmental impacts.

Project Contacts

Comments and questions regarding the proposed ordinance may be submitted via email to or mailed to the following address:

Department of Planning & Building
ATTN: Agricultural Worker Housing Ordinance/Brian Pedrotti
976 Osos Street, Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Project Progress




Research and Summary Report Complete
Ordinance Framework Complete
Public Workshop October 16, 2018
Public Review Drafts Winter 2018
Public Hearing Draft Early 2019
Planning Commission Recommendation Spring 2019
Board of Supervisors Adoption Summer 2019
Inland Ordinance Effective Date Summer 2019
Coastal Zone Ordinance Effective Date Fall to Winter 2019


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