It’s already hard enough to find affordable homes in San Diego. Our elected leaders should not consider a proposal that will make it harder.
While the city’s new policy, meant to streamline the process, ease regulations and get more granny flats built in San Diego, is the right move for many neighborhoods, it’s not a good fit for the College Area.
As local, state and federal governments continue to raise and impose new taxes and permit fees, they make it harder for families – especially low-income families – to save for a home.
Among the housing reform plans put forward by several City Council members and Mayor Kevin Faulconer, there is some significant agreement that could open the door to actual policy changes.
Without adequate, stable sources of funding, the development of affordable housing in California will continue to lag behind.
We asked a handful of San Diego architects and housing advocates to weigh in on the city’s new laws meant to encourage building granny flats. Most said that while the changes are a good first step, city leaders should go even further in helping make granny flats an easy and affordable option in order to ease the housing crisis.
Thank you for your coverage of San Diego’s short-term vacation rental issues. Your articles have brought to light many important facts, and yes, I agree the policy-making process has been dysfunctional. I see that changing. Now, the mayor and the City Council agree there is a housing crisis. Low vacancy rates and the resulting higher […]
The city needs to consider a variety of innovative short- and long-term measures to develop new housing units, with a focus on affordable and workforce housing.
Two businessmen and the city councilman who represents downtown are calling on the mayor and fellow city leaders to pursue immediate steps to stem the city’s growing homeless crisis.
California legislators and our governor have the ability to reform the building permit process to create more housing much faster.