Can One Paseo’s take-no-prisoners approach work? The answer is the elephant in the room: Yes.
Too often, substandard housing issues continue even after residents log their complaints. Failing our people like this means dangerous conditions continue, and only makes it harder to get nervous tenants to trust government again.
What if the Chargers fans who were willing to increase their taxes (along with every else’s taxes) for a new stadium were given the opportunity to own something concrete? That is, the stadium and the land beneath it.
Whether San Diego decides that CCA is a good fit for the city remains to be seen. But these alternative providers can be designed to keep commercial electricity rates down.
If San Diego truly wants to be known as a “hub for innovation,” we can’t ignore the enormous potential of a platform like Airbnb, especially in a city known for tourism.
San Diego should find a way to embrace and grow online rentals – which directly supports our region’s third-largest industry – rather than crush them with the typical government response of regulations and fines.
In the last year, SDG&E’s business customers have seen rate increases up to 24 percent. That’s not fair. But the ultimate decision on setting energy rates lies with state policymakers and regulators.
If One Paseo would really set a “dangerous precedent,” as opponents claim, then we need more “danger” in our lives.
Home-based businesses are considered an “accessory use of a property,” so putting short-term rentals in that category would make sense. That way, San Diegans could take part in the sharing economy while preserving our neighborhoods.
Suburban Tierrasanta, hip North Park – real estate trends show it’s not as black-and-white as urban vs. suburban, car vs. transit for Millennials picking a place to live. The future of our city depends on what we do with that information.