Not a fan of SLO’s tiny home ordinance
Being a fan of the Hope Village concept and impressed by the transformation of the South Peaks Park on South Street, I see putting “small homes” in yards as ridiculous.
The SLO City Council expects owners to shell out tens of thousands of dollars to dig sewer, electrical and water lines, purchase a unit and then rent it for below market value? Right.
Mayor Heidi Harmon couldn’t care less that the neighbors have to look at these travel trailers (no 6-foot screening) with their flat tires and debris stored underneath (no skirting) and the detrimental effect these units will have on neighborhood property values.
Potential owners should consider the value of their house with a deed restricted trailer in their yard if they want to sell. What if a potential buyer wants it moved or it fails renewal inspection? You must kick out the tenants and how much will it cost and where do you get rid of a used “small home”?
Small homes should be placed in designated parks where they can be properly regulated and inspected, not scattered throughout the city where they will become eyesores and derelict relics.
But what do you expect from a council that continually degrades neighborhoods? – Terry Mohan, San Luis Obispo