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City Seeks to Hinder Garage Conversions

July 23, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

The city wants to make garage conversions illegal.

The City Council voted 3-2 on Monday night to endorse a parking ordinance requiring homeowners to build a replacement garage if they convert garages into other uses. There are similar rules in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.

The city ordinance would effectively shut down garage conversions because most free-standing homes in Goleta sit on modest lots with no space for another garage.

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