The San Diego Association of Governments hasn’t been shy about touting the benefits county residents will feel if they pass its proposed ballot measure in November. One of the proposal’s major selling points is that the projects the measure would fund will relieve traffic congestion. We found SANDAG thinks of traffic relief differently than a typical commuter might.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and VOSD’s Andrew Keatts explain how developers – not public officials – are framing the discussion about San Diego’s waterfront, and why that has some people concerned.
The Chargers’ plan to build a new home next door to Petco Park has kicked up issues between San Diego’s two major sports teams. Namely, parking, traffic and some big billboards in the Padres backyard.
One of the authors of the city’s Climate Action Plan says four new community plans would let emissions increase, even while claiming to be consistent with the city’s mandate to slash emissions.
It’s not clear whether Accretive Investment, the developer of the Lilac Hills Ranch project, plans to build a school to help accommodate the influx of new residents the project would usher into the area.
County staff is studying how the sprawling Lilac Hills Ranch project likely to go before voters in November is different from the one the Board of Supervisors nearly approved last year.
A slate of November ballot measures would give local residents in cities across the state the power to veto or stop development projects. Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to wrestle some control over building decisions away from locals. The conflict between cities and the state has ramped up in recent years, and it’s coming to a head.
In this week’s San Diego explained, NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and Kinsee Morlan discuss what’s next for the old central library.
The County Board of Supervisors will decide the next step for Lilac Hills Ranch on Tuesday. If they approve the project outright, instead of sending it to the November ballot for voters to decide, neighbors say they’ll sue the county for ignoring its own safety standards.
The Port must grapple with a fundamental question as it considers the proposals for the future of Seaport Village: How much say should a single developer have over public land? It also must consider what’s suitable for public waterfront property in the first place, whether each plan is consistent with the Port’s vision and what’s best for its budget.