Accessory Dwelling Units   I   02/02/2017
California recently passed a new law that requires local governments to allow Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in single-family residential neighborhoods without any design review or opportunity for public comment. It went into effect January 1. The law, which went into effect on January 1, is designed to ease the affordable housing shortage but will likely have significant impacts on our neighborhoods.

Window Replacement Misinformation   I   04/12/2015
Window company representatives have been walking Glendale's older neighborhoods notifying residents that their homes are prime candidates for "window renewal." These recommended window replacements were recently banned by the Glendale City Council on aesthetic reasons, particularly within public view.  

City Council Adopts Window Replacement Guidelines   I   03/09/2015
On Mar. 3, the Glendale City Council unanimously voted to adopt the Window Replacement Guidelines as well as to adopt a policy for addressing unpermitted work on windows undertaken by previous owners. This marks an important shift in the Council's approach to protecting the charm and integrity of Glendale's older homes.

Tell the City Council to Strengthen Window Guidelines   I   02/28/2015
The Glendale City Council is scheduled to review the city's Residential Window Replacement Design Guidelines on Mar. 3. Some Council members are interested in weakening the guidelines to make it easier for property owners to install inappropriate window replacements. Fortunately, City staff is recommending that the existing guidelines, as is, be approved by Council.