Circulate San Diego submitted a letter in support of the City of San Diego's 6th Cycle Housing Element. San Diego’s proposed Housing Element includes more than enough zoning capacity in its Adequate Sites Inventory to meet State guidelines, and contains ample city-wide programs that increase development capacity. San Diego’s housing policies have become a model for California. Last year, the most significant housing production bill signed by Governor Newsom was Assembly Bill 2345, which was modeled after San Diego’s extremely successful Affordable Homes Bonus Program.
Failure to certify the Housing Element would remove key funding sources for affordable homes. Moreover, it would punish a jurisdiction that has been a leader in the State for adopting pro-homes policies, which would be counter to the purpose of Housing Element Law. Read the full letter here. [pdf]