Tag: Neighbors for a Better San Diego

Can the State Disregard Voter-Approved Protections for Our Coast?

| July 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Paul Krueger Let’s agree that San Diego needs more housing for our low, very low, and homeless residents. But plans for a 60-unit, 60-foot-high apartment complex in Pacific Beach should be subject to vigorous debate, and – if appropriate – a legal challenge.  That’s because the proposed project is west of Interstate 5, in […]

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No Trees, No Parking, No Set-Backs, and No Affordable Rental Units

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
No Trees, No Parking, No Set-Backs, and No Affordable Rental Units

by Paul Krueger, Talmadge resident and volunteer with Neighbors For A Better San Diego Is this $2.4 million residential “compound” a poster-child for all that’s wrong with San Diego’s housing and development policies? The listing boasts of the “incredible income opportunity for an investor” on a “tree lined street in the historic district of Talmadge” […]

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Affordable Housing at What Cost

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
Affordable Housing at What Cost

by Paul Krueger A new definition of “affordable housing”: $2,000 monthly rent for a 480 square-foot, one- bedroom, one-bathroom ADU. Building industry consultant admits it’s “absurd, from the stand-point of affordability” The permit application for a multi-unit rental complex on a single-family lot confirms that two of the apartments will be reserved for an affordable […]

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Homeowners and Residents Across the State Protest SB10

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Homeowners and Residents Across the State Protest SB10

By Danna Givot From San Diego to Mt. Shasta, homeowners and their representatives are speaking out against the state legislature’s ill-conceived effort to eliminate single-family zoning. I’m adding my voice to that tidal wave of opposition because I’m convinced that SB 10 also presents an ethical and probably indefensible legal problem for our elected officials. […]

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The Magical City Hall Construct of “Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing”

| July 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
The Magical City Hall Construct of “Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing”

On June 17, 2021, NBC 7 San Diego’s Artie Ojeda interviewed the chair of Neighbors For A Better San Diego (NFABSD) about San Diego’s destructive new ADU/JADU zoning ordinance. The City of San Diego was quoted in the article, “ADU’s and JADU’s are an effective, successful source of naturally occurring affordable housing.” Within an hour […]

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San Diego Sold To the Highest Bidder

| July 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

There is this impression, as I talk to people in San Diego and around the country, that our fine city has been put on an auction block for speculators who are willing to pay the highest price for changing the character of our city.  Unfortunately, as alarming as that might be, it is potentially true.  […]

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