No, there isn’t technically a start-up ban on the books in San Diego. But that myth might be contributing to the city’s reputation as bad for innovation.

Lisa Halverstadt has knocked through some of the other urban legends about San Diego’s business climate in her latest quest.

In this San Diego Explained, she joins NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia to explain the actual rule for in-home businesses that some have misunderstood as a block on start-ups.

Matthew Hose

Matthew is a freelance contributor to Voice of San Diego. You can reach him at

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