California legislators and our governor have the ability to reform the building permit process to create more housing much faster.
The city’s Climate Action Plan has won national praise for its ambitious goals and enforcement mechanisms. But when the plan was being written in 2014, city staffers said one of the plan’s main goals wasn’t based on anything and that they didn’t think the city had any real chance of reaching it, according to emails released by the city as part of a public records request.
Bay Park and nearby residents are once again mobilizing for a fight against new homes and taller buildings near a planned new trolley stop. This time, the city may not back down as easily.
As the county rewrites its Climate Action Plan, it’s simultaneously considering several big developments that could impact the environment. Environmentalists are concerned the projects would make it impossible for the county to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets the state says it needs to meet by 2030.
The community plan updates for North Park, Uptown and Greater Golden Hill are coming up for votes soon. None of them conform to the Climate Action Plan.
The city’s gotten countless accolades for pledging to stop using fossil fuels. Turns out that promise in the city’s Climate Action Plan comes with a big caveat: San Diego’s not totally breaking up with natural gas. Our Andrew Keatts found the plan doesn’t count the natural gas we use to heat up our homes, dinners […]
The city’s bold commitment to renewable energy, it turns out, comes with a big caveat.
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.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer has sketched a clear doctrine for running San Diego. Now he has a mandate and the chance to shape the city forever, but will he?
City attorney candidate Mara Elliott has walked back a claim that the city’s Climate Action Plan is not legally enforceable. But in the process, she might have revealed just how hard it would be for any group of lawyers and their clients to sue the city and win.