18 Mar 2017

Tiny Advocacy Network News

Your voice is needed - speak up in support of Tiny Houses on March 21st! 

The City of LA's Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee will meet this  Tuesday March 21st to discuss the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance, and will be discussing the possibility of adding Movable Tiny Houses as accepted ADUs. You can see the agenda here - ADUs are item number 7 (council file here). 

COMMITTEE MEETING INFORMATION:
2:30 pm. ROOM 340, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, LA. 

Please consider coming out and making a public comment in support of the ADU ordinance and in support of adding Movable Tiny Houses. Each person will get one minute to talk, and because we'd like to make the most of our comments, we will be meeting before the meeting to make a strategy. This meeting will replace our previously scheduled Tiny Advocacy Network meeting.

PRE-HEARING TINY ADVOCACY NETWORK MEETING

 

 12:30 pm Tuesday March 31st
@ Civic Park across from City Hall.  Specifically, at the pink tables and chairs between the restrooms and the play structure. 


PUBLIC COMMENT TIPS
1. Make sure you see the city clerk when you enter the hearing, and submit a public comment card. 
2. If you have any documents you'd like to submit to the PLUM committee to review, have about 10 copies prepared and submit them with your public comment card.
3. Start out by thanking City Council and expressing your support for the proposed ADU ordinance amendments. Follow by urging City Council to also include movable tiny Houses as ADUs. 
4. Decide on a specific benefit of Tiny Houses for the City that you'd like to promote ... sustainability, increasing housing supply, easy infill, easy on the City's budget, supporting homeowners, reducing homelessness, student, introduction to the housing market, etc...
5. Keep it interesting - don't repeat the same points as others have already made.

The Tiny Advocacy Network of LA (TAN) is focused on advocating for improved local zoning bylaws and building codes to foster housing solutions including tiny houses.

“UNITING IN OUR SHARED INTERESTS OF AFFORDABLE BY DESIGN, SUSTAINABLE AND MINIMALIST HOUSING, WE USE OUR SHARED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO ADVOCATE FOR INCREASED HOUSING OPTIONS, ALLOWING THE NEEDS OF THE TINY HOUSE COMMUNITY BE HEARD AND MET. WE AIM TO IMPROVE THE WIDER LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY’S UNDERSTANDING OF TINY HOMES AND THEIR PLACE AS A LEGITIMATE HOUSING SOLUTION."

Teresa Baker