San Diego supervisors explore how they can cut traffic while adding more homes
Facing the combined challenges of climate change and a housing shortage, the County Board of Supervisors Wednesday considered plans to encourage new home development while reducing the number of vehicle trips by residents.
Board Chair Nathan Fletcher pointed out that the county doesn’t build homes itself but sets the regulatory framework for private development. He said the supervisors must be careful to develop policies that work on the ground, not just on paper.
“As a board we should have a goal of saying every year we want to build more than we did the year before, and doing it in the right place and doing it in the right way, and doing it in a way that survives legal scrutiny,” Fletcher said. “No one’s life gets any better and no one has any shorter commute or no one doesn’t move to Riverside because we approved things that never get built.”