Supervisors to Review County General Plan Progress Report

By Matt Adams
County efforts to implement its General Plan will be on Wednesday’s agenda of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The annual General Plan Progress Report is intended to track housing production and infrastructure amenities within the unincorporated area. The inquiry comes as regional housing production continues its slow decline as final 2018 numbers failed to reach 10,000 housing permits for the second straight year.

The unincorporated area accounted for just 12% of the regions total production in 2018. The report will show that the County fell far short of its Regional Housing Needs Assessment goals from 2010 thru 2018 and issued just over 5,000 permits which represents 23% of its 10-year goal set by the state. The county has been making moves to address the chronic underproduction by easing fees and rules governing the production of Assessory Dwelling Units and pursuing regulatory streamlining to incentivize the production of middle income housing. The BIA is working with the County on these and other methods to expedite housing production.