East County News Service
October 7, 2019 (La Mesa) – The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a real estate trade group for San Diego-area realtors, will host “Small Homes, Big Impact,” a free, two-hour forum and resource fair on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa. The public is invited to attend.
The event sponsor is AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons.
Topics to be discussed will include state and local compliance laws and legislative updates, as well as financing and types of ADUs, also known as granny flats and companion units. Additional topics will include why ADU’s are an option for homeowners, common experiences for homeowners, and where to go for more information and to apply for permits.
The moderator will be Colin Parent, La Mesa City Councilman (photo, left).
Speakers will include: Shonee Henry, 2019 PSAR board member, ADU program chair; Robert Calloway, 2019 PSAR president; Bob Prath, AARP, Livable Communities Advisory Team; Jared Basler, architect, ADU Coalition; Kerry Kusiak, community development director, City of La Mesa.
Each panelist will have a five-minute introductory statement, as well as a two-minute closing statement.
Speaker presentations will include powerpoints. Questions will be asked by the moderator. After the moderator questions, audience members will be invited to submit questions on index cards. Audience questions will be chosen and edited by the moderator. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, call the AARP event registration line at (877) 926-8300.