Letter: Recommendations for Win-Win-Win Approaches to Housing Affordability in the City of San Diego
Circulate San Diego prepared a letter for Councilmember Scott Sherman, urging him and other city leaders to heed recommendations on how to improve housing policy for the City of San Diego.
In order to advance three interconnected goals of economic development, affordability, and environmental sustainability, Circulate San Diego suggests that new policy meet three criteria: 1) new land use reforms should be made city-wide, not in limited geographic areas; 2) new subsidies for deed-restricted affordable homes should not add more costs to market rate development; and 3) new incentives for market rate development should not undermine existing policies to promote affordability.
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Circulate San Diego submitted comments in response to the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 2019 Regional Plan issued by SANDAG on November 14, 2016. Our comments included two core points:
(1) The EIR must contain one or more transit-friendly reasonable alternatives that are financially constrained and do not require an amendment of the 2004 TransNet Ordinance.
(2) The EIR should analyze the extent to which the Regional Plan does or does not meet the mode-share goals for local jurisdictions with Climate Action Plans.