County officials are moving forward aggressively on a three-pronged approach to alleviating the local housing crisis. Permit Sonoma, the county’s permitting agency, has been tasked with taking fast and bold action to unkink the county’s housing construction pipeline, whose logjam has been exacerbated in the wake of last year’s wildfires.

In 2017, the county implemented measures to reduce housing permitting constraints and fees on accessory dwelling units like guest houses and granny units, and to remove use permits for single-room occupancy rentals.

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