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San Diego Mayor touts progress in 'Homes for All of Us' plan

Courtesy of the Office of Mayor Todd Gloria
San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria delivers his second State of the City address at the San Diego Convention Center. Jan. 12, 2022.

On Tuesday, the San Diego City Council passed a package of reforms and incentives designed to spur housing construction. It provided the mayor with a legislative victory in his fight to fix San Diego's housing crisis.

The suite of housing reforms and incentives are part of Mayor Todd Gloria's "Homes for All of Us" package, which he cited as a key priority for his second year in office.

Gloria joined Midday Edition Thursday to talk about why he thinks passing these reforms is so important to San Diego and the limitations of the reforms.

"It's going to take some time, but what we have to do is give people hope," he said. "And when I talk to San Diegans right now, a lot of them don't have the hope that they can afford to live here, afford to buy a home here, raise a family here. And that's unacceptable."