Labor leaders and Democrats want to rework a city policy meant to boost affordable housing production. The potential impacts of an update to the policy are debatable but this much is certain: The sought-after change isn’t a silver bullet to San Diego’s housing shortage or even its affordable-housing shortage.
Following months of public outcry, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday morning a proposal to regulate dockless scooters throughout the city — including restricting speeds in select areas and requiring companies share ridership data.
Local political leaders from across the spectrum agree the airport’s more than billion plan to renovate Terminal 1 is a big regional priority that could boost the economy. Yet officials from several agencies have weighed in to express exasperation and frustration with the airport’s approach to the project.
The first major housing project proposed along the new Morena Boulevard trolley line is scheduled for City Council approval this fall, but critics say it could set a bad precedent because it’s not dense enough to help solve the city’s housing crisis.
Could an aerial cableway system, or skyway, be the best answer to San Diego airport’s in-and-out transportation woes? A study commissioned by the county looked at the feasibility of using a skyway to take people between the Convention Center and the airport.
Developers must incorporate some low-income units into their projects or pay a fee to help build them elsewhere. A VOSD analysis of Housing Commission spending shows the fee collections have helped build units but also paid for other programs and costs that weren’t solely affordable housing.