Coronado, Solana Beach plead for changes to housing targets in letters sent to state
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The cities of Coronado and Solana Beach are appealing the State to reject a proposed formula for allocating the amount of housing the region must accommodate.
The state has mandated that all cities and counties must plan for the housing needs of residents; the process is known as the Regional Housing Needs Assessment. In the proposed formula, SANDAG wants Coronado to make sure 1,000 new housing units are built.
In letters sent last week to the Department of Housing and Community Development, the small coastal cities cited geographic and land-use challenges in meeting long-term, state-mandated quotas.
The cities say they are already densely developed, built out and face development constraints from the California Coastal Commission.
Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey was in studio to talk about it.