San Diego County

District 2

Supervisor Joel Anderson


San Diego County will update the housing element in its general plan

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04/12/21
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Excerpt from San Diego Union Tribune
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The board voted unanimously to consider a general plan update that would direct development to areas that meet current rules and that have access to water and transit, are outside of very high hazard zones, and have efficient rates of vehicle miles traveled.

Supervisor Joel Anderson said he would like to leave existing business and industrial zones in place near unincorporated areas slated for new homes. He noted that these could provide local jobs and reduce commute distances for residents.

“When you think about high paying wages and wages close to home, it makes more sense to leave those in place to allow people to have a place to go to work,” he said. “We would have lower (vehicle miles traveled) if we didn’t say that only San Diego can provide jobs, if we had more jobs in the community.”