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So You’re Thinking About an ADU

| February 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

With San Diego’s aggressive promotion of Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADUs), the topic of owning rental properties has come up a lot recently. Besides the need for additional housing here (and just about every other major metropolitan area in the country), there are some key advantages to owning rental properties, namely: That said, owning and renting […]

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The Destruction of Uptown San Diego – Thanks to Mayor Gloria

| January 7, 2024 | 0 Comments
The Destruction of Uptown San Diego – Thanks to Mayor Gloria

By Bill Walton It’s as if Todd Gloria wakes up every day and asks himself what is the worst thing I can do today for San Diego.  This time, in a seemingly endless litany of disastrous choices, Todd Gloria is proposing in his new and singularly revised Plan Hillcrest, another slippery, slimy, and shady real estate […]

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Update on California Homeowners Insurance

| December 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

According to CalFire, roughly 1.6 million acres have burned over the past five years in California. As a result of mounting losses from the increasing wildfire risk, many property insurers have either stopped renewing policies or are limiting their new policies to lower risk areas. Even homeowners in areas rated moderate fire risk have found […]

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Opinion: ‘Plan Hillcrest’ Is a Dangerous Dereliction of Duty by San Diego Elected Officials

| December 4, 2023 | 0 Comments
Opinion: ‘Plan Hillcrest’ Is a Dangerous Dereliction of Duty by San Diego Elected Officials

by Mat Wahlstrom The consequences of approving Plan Hillcrest for Uptown and all of San Diego will be immediate and devastating. Friday, November 17, was the deadline for submitting public comment on the Plan Hillcrest draft that will be moved forward to the San Diego Planning Commission. Launched in 2020, allegedly to address the 11-acre […]

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SB 10 Has Serious Negative Implications Including Inequity and Quality of Life for Minority Neighborhoods

| August 7, 2023 | 0 Comments
SB 10 Has Serious Negative Implications Including Inequity and Quality of Life for Minority Neighborhoods

I’ve decided to raise more concerns about this worthless bill (SB 10) that continues to remind us that someone at city hall and in Sacramento isn’t doing their part to truly understand the impact of creating more extreme density in urban communities. According to an analysis recently published by Climate Central, a nonprofit research group, […]

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4th Annual Summer Band Festival Returns to Civita Park

| July 5, 2023 | 0 Comments
4th Annual Summer Band Festival Returns to Civita Park

Kearny Mesa Concert Band and San Diego Concert Band are proud to announce the 4th annual Summer Band Festival in Civita Park in Mission Valley from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 29. The Summer Band Festival is free and open to the public. Featuring eight community bands from throughout the San Diego region, […]

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Newly-Filed Lawsuit Challenges City of San Diego’s Massive, Irresponsible Upzoning of Single-Family Neighborhoods

| April 30, 2023 | 0 Comments
<strong>Newly-Filed Lawsuit Challenges City of San Diego’s Massive, Irresponsible Upzoning of Single-Family Neighborhoods</strong>

San Diegans promoting sensible growth and responsible residential density are suing the City over its decision to encourage multi-unit construction in large areas of the city, without proper planning, realistic access to transit, wildfire risk assessment, or adequate funding for sufficient parks, schools, streets and sidewalks, and other basic infrastructure. The lawsuit — filed Friday, […]

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Abuse of Power by Elected Officials

| April 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

In the March issue, I shared serious concerns from San Diegans about the abuse of power of our elected officials and that their constituents are “fed up” with being the victims. As I expressed, we have a major dilemma on our hands. As taxpaying members of the City of San Diego and State of California, […]

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High-Speed Rail Authority Misleads on Failing Reality 

| April 4, 2023 | 0 Comments
<strong>High-Speed Rail Authority Misleads on Failing Reality </strong>

Members of the Senate Transportation Committee held an oversight hearing yesterday to discuss the overhyped and over budget California High-Speed Rail. Major red flags indicate the High-Speed Rail is in serious jeopardy. While the High-Speed Rail Authority’s Communications and Outreach website is full of descriptive videos, press conference posturing, and even a “Get the Facts: page, […]

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Sustainable Development Areas (SDAs) – Not a good bargain for the City of San Diego

| March 7, 2023 | 0 Comments
<strong>Sustainable Development Areas (SDAs) – Not a good bargain for the City of San Diego</strong>

By Nico Calavita On February 14, the San Diego City Council voted on expanding two incentive programs, the Complete Communities Housing Solutions Program (CCHS) and the Accessory Dwelling Unit Affordable Density Bonus Program (ADUDB) to almost the entire city through the creation of a new geographic area — Sustainable Development Areas (SDAs) — in the […]

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