Coastal cities join forces with Orange County cities to advocate for their interests, why the newest affordable homes might not be what you think and more in our weekly roundup of news from North County.
The loophole that’s keeping Vista from building true mixed-use projects, Poway’s former superintendent is being investigated, Gaspar zeroes in on homelessness and more in our weekly roundup of news from North County.
Developers have the inside track both to staff and elected officials in numerous jurisdictions, often using (and sometimes abusing) their connections and their significant campaign contributions for their personal gain.
Poway Mayor Steve Vaus defended the rejection of a low-income housing project for veterans by saying the project never guaranteed veterans would live there exclusively.
In Poway, a veterans housing project was rejected over fears of low-income housing and the people who would live there.
The rejection of Measure T in Encinitas and Measure B countywide sent a message that many county residents simply aren’t open to new development – whether it happens in established metro areas, or in rural spaces.
In this week’s podcast, Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis talk about the vote-wrangling between Councilman David Alvarez and Councilwoman Myrtle Cole to become the next Council president. Also: A determined new coalition says it wants to solve the region’s affordable housing crisis.
Several architects who shouldn’t have qualified for a program that fast-tracks development projects benefited anyway, including some with ties to Mayor Kevin Faulconer.
Both Ricardo Flores and Georgette Gomez, the candidates for City Council District 9, agree housing is a major issue in the district, which has some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. They differ, though, on where they think money to fund affordable housing should come from.
Measure M will help our local government continue to address the housing crisis in our region by providing homes to those most in need.