Publication Date

Spring 2021

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)


Public Administration

First Advisor

Frances Edwards


ADU Development, Program Analysis


The research question for this study is as follows: How have the local jurisdictions in Santa Clara County changed their General Plans, the General Plan housing elements, and zoning ordinances to comply with the new state law on ADU development that went into effect on January 1, 2020? Can the creation of ADUs be counted as low-income housing units to contribute to achieving Santa Clara County's RHNA goals?