Dan Fitzpatrick has over 40 years of experience in planning and development. He has served in the public sector as Fresno’s Redevelopment Agency Director and has expertise in master plan and infill development. Mr. Fitzpatrick has also served as Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant CAO for the County of Fresno. Mr. Fitzpatrick holds a Masters in Government and lectures on government and planning issues at various colleges and universities in California.

We are fortunate to have Dan on board to help us in our advocacy work at the American Tiny House Association. Dan worked diligently to recode Fresno’s secondary dwelling unit ordinance to include tiny houses on wheels as backyard cottages in all residential neighborhoods in Fresno, California. While some communities have ordinances allowing tinys on foundations, this is a first for tinys on wheels that are not required to be caregiver cottages.

California Tiny House and the City of Fresno, held a press conference in front of Fresno City Hall to publicize the recent enactment of an ordinance which permits tiny homes on wheels as 2nd dwelling units on residential lots throughout the city. The new ordinance can be found at: http://www.californiatinyhouse.com/new-zoning-code/

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