Greenwich violates state and federal civil rights laws. It subjects taxpayers to millions of dollars in potential legal liability. And it maintains a backward policy that infringes on property rights, drives up inflation, and discriminates against families and young people. But luckily, Greenwich can make those challenges go away with a simple trick: do nothing.
Let me back up and explain. For decades, Greenwich has allowed landlords to build secondary suites – also known as granny flats, in-laws or second homes – on their property. This type of housing provides a flexible and affordable housing option for renters and provides homeowners with additional income. I would know: I loved living in a secondary suite after college, and my landlord loved the extra income.