Hawley Reacts to Hochul Reversal of ADU Mandate for Localities

A Statement by Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia)

“From the time she presented her budget proposals, Gov. Hochul has faced stern criticism regarding her initiative to mandate one accessory-dwelling unit (ADU) per residential lot. It was a policy that superseded local authority and unfairly put additional burdens on the residents who integrated into a community.Thankfully the governor rescinded her initiative, and our suburban and rural communities are now protected.I’m grateful that Gov. Hochul listened to the constituents of suburban and rural communities, and glad for those citizens who will no longer have to worry about the character of their neighborhood radically changing.”