I’m skimming the agenda for the city’s Land Use and Housing Committee meeting tomorrow at 2 p.m., and there are a lot of interesting issues here.

Here are a few items on the agenda:

  • The Housing Commission will present its plan to buy and resell foreclosures — the new tack to disperse federal aid I wrote about a couple of weeks ago.
  • The Development Services Department will propose raising the fees that developers pay to get building permits.
  • The Housing Commission will present its response to the city auditor’s findings released earlier this summer. The auditor found that rates for a fee the city assesses on commercial development hadn’t been updated in a decade, meaning the city missed out on about $2.79 million for its affordable housing fund between fiscal years 2006 and 2008.

(My posts on the audit: part one and part two.)

The local Chamber of Commerce issued a bulletin regarding some of these issues in advance of tomorrow’s meeting: “The Chamber supports housing, but not at the expense of business during such difficult economic conditions.”

See something I missed? Have something to add? I don’t think I’m going to have a chance to make it myself but I’ll be keeping my ear out to see how these various things progress. If you go, or hear anything on these issues, please drop me a line: kelly.bennett@voiceofsandiego.org.


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