When you go to the polls April 13, you have a bigger decision to make than choosing between names or political parties. The question you have before you is: Do you vote for the status quo, the same type of politicians who have gotten California into this mess and continue to dig us deeper, or do you vote for Ramani to bring about change and prosperity to our district and our state?
Granny flats often make a lot of sense
As Mayor Gary Bric recently suggested, I feel we should revisit the question of granny flats or guest houses. I’ve lived in Burbank since 1955, and when we moved here, there were many guest houses in backyards.
In 1958, we bought our first house on North Evergreen Street. It had a guest house built over the garage. For a time, my grandmother visited from the Midwest during the winter and stayed there. Then we rented to a single man.
It gave us a small income and gave him a low-cost rental. When we sold our house, it was a positive selling point.
In 1976, we moved to the Rancho area. Again, there were many guest houses. They were rented to single people, and there were no problems. They certainly have not devalued the properties.
Now I am a senior citizen, and as I get older, I would like to have my son live in a guest house in my large yard. When he marries, he can live in my house, and Granny will take the granny flat. But present laws prevent me from building one.
Let’s change the law. It will give work to the construction industry and low-cost housing to single people. It’s time to change what is an unnecessarily restrictive law. We can retain safeguards and still have our granny flats.
Maybe RV parking lot is the solution
The recreation vehicles are rearing their ugly heads again (“Council votes for RV permits,” March 13).
Despite being an asset to certain homeless of society, they are an eyesore to many.
Although I don’t see them too frequently in driveways, would a recreation vehicle parking lot be a solution? It was thought of once, but didn’t pass the grade. Maybe another attempt should be made.
Oak Avenue just south of the old Columbia ranch has, at the last time I looked, quite a collection of RVs parked on the streets.
It limits driving space as well as parking space. Moving them from one area to another is another solution.