Can San Diego County local governments do more to boost housing production, even beyond what San Diego city is contemplating?

Boosting housing construction locally will require many more local government steps, economists say. (Hayne Palmour IV / U-T)

Question: Can San Diego County local governments do more to boost housing production, even beyond what San Diego city is contemplating?

Bob’s Answer: No

The slow pace of housing construction has squeezed the market but Mayor Faulconer and our City Council have put forth a bipartisan plan that includes incentives to boost construction of low-income and middle-class housing. Further, the plan is designed to speed up the review process to streamline development, direct funding toward affordable housing and encourage growth in transit-friendly areas. This is a great start that will stimulate granny flats and other affordable housing.

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