To: Hon. Mayor Todd Gloria, Councilmember Sean Elo Rivera,
I strongly oppose San Diego’s proposed implementation of Senate Bill 10 and urge you to remove it from the Housing Action Package 2.0.
SB 10 would allow 10-unit buildings up to three stories tall on single-family parcels a full mile existing and/or future transit stops. It exceeds the density of most of San Diego’s apartment zoning including the “Huffman 8-packs” South of Adams Ave in Normal Heights.
SB 10 does nothing to make home ownership more affordable and will have the opposite effect by converting purchasable homes into multi-unit rentals. Housing units constructed under SB10 will remain rental units forever.
SB10 will encourage unparalleled density in areas of over-burdened infrastructure and most importantly the Very High Fire Risk Zones as defined by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection which includes significant portions of Normal Heights.
San Diego already has parcels to allow building over 2 million homes — 19 times what is required for our housing goals (RHNA). The city must not adopt this irreversible program that undermines climate action and puts home ownership further out of reach before understanding what the true barriers are for San Diego residents.
Help us reach our goal of 300. We have 110 so far.