Everything you need to know about Housing Action Package 2.0 and SB10 and the Planning Commission but were afraid to ask


As reported by the SDUT August 3, 2023: San Diego’s sweeping Housing Action Package 2.0 moves forward without Senate Bill 10, its biggest element. San Diego’s Planning Commission unanimously voted against a key part of Mayor Todd Gloria’s housing plan Thursday that would have eliminated single-family zoning in much of the city. The commission unanimously voted to recommend the city’s sweeping Housing Action Package 2.0, but stripped it of its biggest element: Senate Bill 10, which will now not go before City Council for a vote. Details at: https://www.universitycitynews.org/2023/08/03/union-tribune-planning-commission-votes-against-senate-bill-10-sb10-major-single-family-home-zone-change/

⚠️SB🔟- August 3, 2023: The Planning Commission takes another look at SB10 today. There are many options for participation, including watching on TV. The public may view the meetings on public television (within the City of San Diego only) on City TV Channel 24 for Cox Communications and Spectrum or Channel 99 for AT&T U-Verse, or view the meetings online (link is external) or YouTube depending upon technical issues. Today’s agenda, participation information, and much more is available on the City website at: https://www.sandiego.gov/planning-commission

July 27, 2023 Update – Three steps to learning more about the current status of SB10 in San Diego:

  1. Read the July 27 Memo to the Planning Commission; this is the document in which the Planning Department provides information about SB10 (the missing middle housing regulations). The July 27 Memo is available at: https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/work/housing-action-package 
  2. Attend the August 3 Planning Commission hearing; the agenda and information about attendance and participation (you can attend in person or via Zoom or watch on TV) is posted on the Planning Commission website at: https://www.sandiego.gov/planning-commission
  3. Submit a public comment before August 3 at 9 AM to make sure that your comment is documented properly. The Planning Commission meeting information, agendas, minutes, meeting meeting materials and how to submit public comments are available at: https://www.sandiego.gov/planning-commission

From the City of San Diego: “The City of San Diego remains committed to providing Homes for All of Us. Housing Action Package 1.0 adopted in February 2022, included new programs and code revisions to incentivize construction of new homes at all income levels.

Housing Action Package 2.0 will continue the commitment to create regulations that encourage the development of homes for San Diego’s diverse population. The Housing Action Package 2.0 aims to implement state law to allow the construction of more new homes near transit, provide protections to existing residents and increase the supply of land available for new home development. This initiative will also incentivize and promote new home opportunities in all communities that San Diegans of all income levels can afford.” Reference: https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/work/housing-action-package

❓What’s the backgroud? Housing Action Package 2.0

From Diane Ahern at UCCA: As a public service announcement for all who would like to make a comment about Housing Action Package 2.0 and SB10 with the assurance that their comment gets to the City staff and others working on the Housing Action Package 2.0 and SB10:

In San Diego, SB10 regulations are being considered as part of Housing Action Package 2.0. You’ll find a summary on the City website that includes SB10 regulations here : https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/work/housing-action-package 

Please note that the City refers to SB10 regulations as the Missing Middle Regulations. According to the City, SB10 encourages the development of “missing middle” homes by allowing up to 10 units on qualifying parcels and requiring a portion of all developments be set aside as deed-restricted affordable homes.

In particular, I draw your attention to several items on the City Housing Action Package 2.0 site that relate to SB10:

  • ⚠️July 27 Memo to Planning Commission – relates to the August 3, Planning Commission Hearing
  • Draft Housing Action Package HAP 2.0 Code Amendments
  • The Missing Middle Regulations (SB 10) – begin on page 70 of :  HAP 2.0 Proposed Code Amendments
  • Public Feedback request – The opportunity to provide your public feedback today (no need to wait for a meeting or formal event). Please click here to provide feedback on this policy proposal.
  • For historical but recent information about SB10 in San Diego, see also the June 1 and April 6, 2023 Planning Commission Hearings and Staff Report at which the Planning Commission discussed and provided initial feedback about Housing Action Package 2.0 (which includes SB10 regulations).

The bottom line is – you can research Missing Middle Regulations / SB10 and then make both informed and detailed comments and suggestions about SB10 now and at your convenience when you fill out the City survey. This is the City preferred way to receive feedback. It’s all available today on the City website here: https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/work/housing-action-package

❓What’s next? The Planning Commission plans to allow more time to work on SB10 (the missing middle) at its ⚠️August 3 meeting

The Planning Commission recommends changes in the City’s General Plan and community plans; makes recommendations on the Capital Improvements Budget, re-zonings and related land use matters; and has final approval on subdivisions as well as many permit types. Planning Commission members are volunteers appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The Planning Commission conducts public hearings and acts on items in accordance with the PDF icon San Diego Municipal Code.


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