Qualcomm’s head of facilities told a city councilman, the city attorney and others that the region’s largest company is so frustrated with the city it will never again build anything in San Diego.
San Diego’s cracking down on Airbnb hosts. This is what the city says they must to do follow the rules.
Councilman Chris Cate plans to propose new city rules giving Airbnb hosts the green light to rent out their homes or individual rooms, with some mandates.
Two factors bind each of the areas where Airbnb is thriving. They’re known for high hotel occupancies or relatively few hotels, or both.
Demand letters from the city, coupled with the case of a local woman who’s been ordered to immediately stop renting out rooms in her home or face $2,500 in daily fines, have fueled an atmosphere of dread for local hosts who use the Airbnb website.
As we wrap our quest to determine what factors are holding back local businesses, we’re adding one more to the list: Businesses’ own reluctance to talk openly about the challenges they face.
As we wrap up our effort to understand what is really holding back business investment in San Diego, costs like our very high electricity bills are at the forefront.
California is in a tough spot: Even as it expresses eagerness to grow manufacturing, the tax climate gives nearby states an opening to poach local companies.
Many San Diego companies pay their workers significantly more than they might elsewhere so their employees can afford housing and other expenses that are disproportionately high here.
California’s high workers’ compensation costs can shape San Diego companies’ decisions to hire or hand out raises.