City Council Addresses Major Housing Regulations

The week of July 29, San Diego City Council voted on numerous housing policies. Beginning with the adoption of a mixed-use zone, and ending with the adoption of both the Balboa and Morena Specific Plans, the votes were indicative of the City’s continued focus on enacting policy that addresses the current housing crisis. Additionally, a major component of the Housing SD package, the middle-income density bonus, was approved unanimously by Council following a tense vote on an update to the City’s inclusionary housing ordinance. Although the inclusionary housing ordinance received a 5-4 vote in favor, a coalition including the Chamber will continue their efforts for technical amendments to the proposal.