“As I warned when the LUZ was eliminated by city planners from the purview of the Ad Hoc Subcommittee, it’s just a matter of time…”  Gov Brown approved his “By-Right” Sept 29th.    / James LaMattery                

Read the full text of the new Housing Bill here…

SUMMARY: Creates a streamlined, ministerial approval process for development proponents of multi-family housing if the development meets specified requirements and the local government in which the development is located has not produced enough housing units to meet its regional housing needs assessment (RNHA).

**Provides that any design review or public oversight of the development may be conducted by the local government’s planning commission or any equivalent board or commission responsible for review and approval of development projects, or the city council or board of supervisors, as appropriate.  

**Prohibits a local government, whether or not it has adopted an ordinance governing parking requirements in multifamily developments, from imposing parking standards for an approved streamlined development in any of the following instances: i) The development is located within one-half mile of public transit; …

Arguments in support: Supporters argue that the streamlined process created by SB 35 is necessary to increase state housing production to address the deficit in housing units. In addition, supporters argue that SB 35 is necessary to make the housing element a more meaningful tool that will result in local governments meeting their RNHA goals.
Arguments in opposition: Opponents argue that SB 35 undermines local land use decisions, circumvents environmental review, and could contribute to the displacement of low income tenants.






NEXT STEPS From the City’s Schedule– View Here


CCPG- Community Plan Update Subcommittee Meeting

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 ALCOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 4680 Hidalgo Avenue 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Supporting Documents for Review Prior to Meeting:


 Meeting Summary

To view the regularly scheduled Community Planning Group meetings, click here.


URGENT: City Needs Our Comments Now!

The City has presented their idea for the Morena Specific Plan to both Linda Vista and Clairemont portions of the Plan.

     1. A safe ped/bike path to Mission Bay?

     2. A Boardwalk that would extend from Clairemont Dr. to Tecolote Rd. and NOT just Ashton to Napier?

     3. Setbacks for any building along Morena Blvd?

     4. A commitment to keeping the 30 Foot Height Limit?

We are asking everyone to email Michael Prinz (Senior Planner) at mprinz@sandiego.gov with comments by August 25th.

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