DIF (Development Impact Fees)

DIF (Development Impact Fees)

An impact fee is a fee that is imposed by a local government within the United States on a new or proposed development project to pay for all or a portion of the costs of providing public services to the new development. In the City of San Diego, DIF amounts vary between neighborhood. […]

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Costa-Hawkins

Costa-Hawkins

DEFINITION: is a California state law, enacted in 1995, which places limits on municipal rent control ordinances. Costa–Hawkins preempts the field in two major ways.

First, it prohibits cities from establishing rent control over certain kinds of residential units, e.g., single family dwellings and condominiums, and newly constructed apartment units; these are deemed exempt. Second, it prohibits […]

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CAP

CAP

CAP, otherwise known as a Climate Action Plan, is a comprehensive roadmap that outlines the specific activities that an agency will undertake to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Climate action plans build upon the information gathered by greenhouse gas inventories and generally focus on those activities that can achieve the relatively greatest emission reductions in the […]

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Housing Element

Housing Element

Since 1969, California has required that all local governments (cities and counties) adequately plan to meet the housing needs of everyone in the community. California’s local governments meet this requirement by adopting housing plans as part of their “general plan” (also required by the state).
General plans serve as the local government’s “blueprint” for how […]

By |2018-11-27T16:06:39+00:00November 9th, 2018|Word of the Week|0 Comments