Those who want to get involved in smart growth/affordable-housing issues can attend the San Diego City council meeting today at 2:00pm. The City Council members have submitted ideas, summarized here:
- Sell or lease government-owned land.
- Defer or waive permit/development fees.
- Streamline the approval process.
- Solicit state and federal funding for affordable housing projects.
- Encourage granny flats and smaller houses and lots.
- Reduce parking requirements.
- Tax rebates for building affordable housing.
- Issue specific policy on short-term vacation rentals (Airbnb).
Andrew covers the topic here:
Building more affordable housing is bad news for current homeowners, right?
I think with Trump currently swinging his bat, making plans for affordable housing as if the demographic numbers are going to remain a constant, is not only ill advised, it’s probably a symptom of collective derangement.
Kind of like the city council of Dresden, Germany planning the funding of a new fountain in the public park in April of ’45. To do so says less about their city’s future, and their leadership skills, and more about shell shock, and/or undiagnosed traumatization.