Is the city about to get serious about the problem?
By Dave Schwab
Though it’s no longer an “emergency” the City Council reaffirms every month, the lack of affordable housing in Uptown, Mid-City, Mission Valley and throughout San Diego remains a serious problem community leaders continue to grapple with.
“We’re no longer declaring once a month that there’s an affordable housing emergency, because we realized doing that was symbolic and wasn’t really accomplishing anything,” said District 3 Councilman Todd Gloria, who represents much of Uptown and Downtown. “The council and the city are very much committed to [resolving] this issue. We have some big things planned for addressing this this calendar year, though there is a substantial amount of work to be done.”Read More