But one of the biggest factors holding San Diego up is its inability to first come to terms with the region’s housing need.
Hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts sat down with Councilmen David Alvarez and Scott Sherman to talk about the odd couple’s new housing plan.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s actions have netted little in the way of prospects for new housing, let alone provided for the kind of supply increases that might affect affordability. His density bonus program, though, is hailed as a model for other cities.
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.
Measure M will help our local government continue to address the housing crisis in our region by providing homes to those most in need.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Maya Srikrishnan explain a controversial measure in Encinitas.
Voters in five California counties will decide in November whether to sink hundreds of millions of dollars into housing for the homeless. San Diego County, home to the state’s second largest homeless population, isn’t one of them.
We asked local leaders and homeless providers what they think is keeping San Diego from ending homelessness and what could be done to solve it. Here’s what they said.
Encinitas has placed itself in a tough legal position. Local voters could reject the city’s plan to accommodate new housing – a plan required by state law. Encinitas is the only city in the county, and one of a few in the state, without a legal housing plan.