I was very disappointed by my opponent’s vote to approve SB 330.
SB 330 would void local restrictions on density, land use, zoning, and design standards and give Sacramento politicians control of local land use decisions!
This issue highlights a big difference between me and my opponent.
He's representing lobbyists and other Sacramento insiders. I'm standing up for San Diegans.
Last year, my opponent supported the current Mayor's plan to authorize the construction of high-rise apartments, without parking and without community input, in residential neighborhoods.
SB 330 is even worse!
We need a Mayor who represents the neighborhoods of San Diego, not Sacramento special interests.
I understand the corporate interests backing the “Yes In My Back Yard” movement. That’s why many insiders refer to that group as “Wall Street In My Backyard.”
I told the YIMBY’s that I would not even seek their endorsement because of their support for Sacramento intrusion into local planning. My opponent now wears their endorsement as a badge of honor.
"This is not about simplistic labels like NIMBY or YIMBY. I’m a strong supporter of the City’s Climate Action Plan and favor increased density along transportation corridors, but I believe these decisions should be made locally, by local elected officials, not by Sacramento politicians.”
I am committed to aggressively confronting our housing crisis. I have and will:
I oppose the YIMBY plan to take away local control over neighborhood land use decisions -- to build high rise apartments in residential neighborhoods. This will not make housing more affordable or neighborhoods more livable.
As Mayor, I will bring my experience and knowledge as a tech entrepreneur to carve a different path.
I hope you join me to protect San Diego neighborhoods and reject Sacramento takeover of local land use decisions.