The Department of Planning and Building is seeking public comment on amendments to the Agricultural Worker Housing Ordinance
The Department of Planning and Building is seeking public comment on amendments to the Agricultural Worker Housing Ordinance

Do You Have Opinions on Ag Worker Housing? We want to hear from you!

Author: Department of Planning & Building
Date: 2/15/2019 3:47:29 PM

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 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.

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 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.

We 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 the following address:

Department of Planning and Building
ATTN: Brian Pedrotti
976 Osos Street, Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408