The SDCAA attended the meeting to oppose the proposal and requested that stakeholders representing all perspectives have more time to analyze the proposal. Staff from District 9 Councilmember Marti Emerald’s office used the presenters’ recommendations to draft an ordinance. In effort to amend or eliminate San Diego’s existing Residential High Occupancy Permit (RHOP) ordinance, the SDCAA began meeting with the College Area Renters and Landlords Association (CARLA), homeowners, and other stakeholders to address the proposed ordinance and its impact on the City’s Land Development Code. CARLA decided that it would no longer participate and chose to oppose the ordinance and requested that a subcommittee be formed to work on the issue. During this time a new ordinance called the College Area Community Character Preservation Ordinance was released. Unfortunately, the new draft ordinance includes a new overlay zone that extends far beyond from the College Area, limitations on room additions, amongst other things.
The city’s Code Monitoring Team (CMT) and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), SDCAA is a member of both committees, reviewed the draft ordinance and recommended that the process be slowed down, and that the CMT form a subcommittee to review the draft ordinance for conflicts with the city’s existing code. The San Diego City Council’s Rules Committee is scheduled to hear the item on August 3rd, but the CMT is encouraging Council Member Marti Emerald to delay the hearing on the draft ordinance.
Click here to read the draft ordinance.