On this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keatts discuss conflicts between the City Council and the Coastal Commission.
The city wants to purchase a hotel near Imperial Beach to convert into a transitional housing facility. But the state’s Coastal Commission has said the project runs the risk of violating its requirement that cities preserve cheap hotel rooms near the beach. City Councilman David Alvarez alerted the agency to the project, which is in his district.
Rep. Duncan Hunter is still racking up questionable campaign expenses, Coastal Commission rejects Encinitas’ plan for the Coastal Rail Trail, the L.A. Times profiles the man who’s upending election systems in Oceanside and Vista and more in our weekly roundup of news from North County.
In a Q-and-A, Solana Beach’s new planning director Bill Chopyk talks about his desire to balance the coastal city’s character – and desire to maintain its ocean views – with the need for more housing.
“If you built it, hopefully they won’t come” seems to be the Coastal Commission’s answer to San Diego International Airport’s request to build a massive parking garage on North Harbor Drive. Airport officials said in 2009 the structure wasn’t needed.
The plan will define the future of land use for the San Diego Bay.
The state Coastal Commission will decide the fate of the $520 million Convention Center expansion on Thursday.
Why charter schools aren’t grabbing land, school board member’s creative tongue, Romneys seek a bigger place to roost and headstones at rest.
The passage of a new community plan doesn’t instantly put every issue to bed. And in this case, there are a few other reasons the plan isn’t quite finished.
The community currently includes an unhealthy mix of residential, commercial and industrial uses mingling together on a block-by-block basis. The first order of business is separating those uses.