An Encanto community group tried to revitalize a neglected neighborhood space. It engaged the city, asking what it must do to make the project happen legally. Now city bureaucracy has thrown the whole thing into jeopardy.
People still have all the feelings about the Balboa Park centennial, Jordan Peimer is making his mark at ArtPower!, taking art and music pairings to new heights at San Diego Museum of Art and more in our weekly culture roundup.
Encinitas is vulnerable to lawsuits since it hasn’t adopted a required plan to provide enough low-income housing. But it hopes to ask voters to approve such a plan in next year’s election.
Veronica Lynne captures an epic photo from the show at Ocean Beach.
For months, I scanned the social-networking-for-neighbors app Nextdoor with relatively passive interest. But over the last several weeks, things started getting a little weird in South Park.
The average San Diegan is likely unaware of the city decisions that have been made and the implications for their neighborhood. And that may mean trouble when it comes time for implementation.
City officials want to make people who rent out their homes on sites like Airbnb get one of two special permits. The city’s own data, however, shows a resident can plan on waiting about a year to get either one permits.
Home-based businesses are considered an “accessory use of a property,” so putting short-term rentals in that category would make sense. That way, San Diegans could take part in the sharing economy while preserving our neighborhoods.
Many southeastern San Diego residents and advocates urged the City Council to give Civic San Diego Director Reese Jarrett a chance before adding a layer of oversight.
The planning process is already cumbersome, but community health advocates are pushing for additional reviews that look at health in broader terms. That’s come in handy with the planning of a new skate park in City Heights.