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UT: CA Supreme Court Ruling May Have Far Reaching Implications From Marijuana To Housing

Aug. 20
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

On Monday, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled the city of San Diego did not adequately analyze the potential impacts of its 2014 marijuana dispensary rules.

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Mixed-Use Development Planned Near Future Clairemont Drive Trolley Station

Aug. 15
By City News Service

The Bayview Plaza project will feature about 40,000 square feet of retail space in addition to the apartments, 16 of which will be made affordable for families earning 50 percent of the county's area median income. The complex, on the corner of Morena Boulevard and Clairemont Drive, will also include 150 parking spaces for trolley riders.

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Roundtable: Funding The Affordable Housing Crisis

Aug. 2
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

San Diego moves to ease the city's affordable housing crisis. As climate change continues, ice is melting in the north and homeowners are having a tough time protecting their properties from damage.

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City Council OKs Plans For 9,000 Additional Homes Near Future Trolley Stations

Aug. 1
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego City Council unanimously approved two growth plans in areas near a future trolley line. The plans angered residents concerned about traffic congestion and building height limits.

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Affordable Housing Bond Measure Takes Step Toward 2020 Ballot

July 31
By Andrew Bowen

A proposal to place a $900 million affordable housing bond on the city of San Diego’s 2020 ballot moved closer to reality Wednesday after key committee vote.

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San Diego City Council Narrowly Approves Policy Update To Spur More Affordable Housing

July 30
By Andrew Bowen

The change to the city's "inclusionary housing" policy requires developers to pay a larger share of the costs to build homes for low-income people. The measure passed 5-4, meaning it might not withstand a potential veto from Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

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City Streamlines Mixed-Use Development Process

July 30
By City News Service

City officials proposed adding a mixed-use zoning category after receiving multiple proposals to build such developments, which currently require special discretionary permitting that takes longer to process and costs more money.

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Campaign Underway Asking Voters To Approve 2,000 Home Development In North County

July 26
By Matt Hoffman

The Newland Sierra development was approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors last year but more than 100,000 signatures forced the project onto the 2020 ballot.

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Construction Jobs On MTS Land Will Pay More Under New Policy

July 25
By Andrew Bowen

The transit agency's board voted Thursday to require "prevailing wage" on all of its projects. The move comes as the agency is pushing for more housing near its trolley and bus stations.

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Proposed Update To City's Affordable Housing Policy Would Change Equation For Developers

July 25
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members are set to vote next week on a new "inclusionary" housing policy that would make developers pay larger fees to avoid building affordable homes.

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County Supervisors OK Lease For Future Affordable Housing Project

July 23
By City News Service

By a 5-0 vote, the panel approved a 99-year lease and agreement for Bridge Housing Corp. to build a 120-unit complex at 1501-1555 Sixth Ave.

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Mission Valley's Population Could Triple Under New Growth Plan

July 17
By Andrew Bowen

The long-overdue zoning update would add more high-density housing and make the car-congested neighborhood more bike and pedestrian-friendly.

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Habitat For Humanity's 'Cost Of Home' Campaign Targets 2020 Housing Bond

July 9
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego Habitat for Humanity is piggybacking on a national campaign to promote a $900 million affordable housing bond for the city's 2020 ballot.

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California Senate Approves Homelessness, Housing Bill

July 2
By Associated Press

The California Senate approved on Monday what some lawmakers have called a carrot-and-stick approach to the state's housing crunch by setting aside $2.4 billion to address housing and homelessness while setting up a process to punish cities that consistently flout the state's housing policies.

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Roundtable: Turmoil At The Border

June 28
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A national outcry over conditions at an immigration detention center for children, San Diego mayoral candidates spar over plans for more housing, and election reforms are leading to more diversity in some local governments.

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