The state allows ADUs to be as large as 1,200 square feet or 50 percent of the lot size for attached or detached units.
James Kyriaco, a lifelong South Coast resident, said smaller ADUs are better.
“1,200 square feet is the ceiling, but that doesn’t mean we have to treat it like it is the floor,” Kyriaco said. “That’s not going to be good for the character of our neighborhoods.”
Kyriaco said he is concerned about the “McMansionization” of Goleta.