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SANDAG Housing Plan Lacks Foresight

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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 5:47 pm

The requirement by the San Diego Association of Governments to increase housing in Coronado by 1001 units is a colossal waste of time and money. There is no current plan at the state or federal level to counter the threat of rising seas in San Diego. The California Coastal Commission’s current stance for the county is managed retreat. The trend for communities in the United States is to decelerate construction in coastal cities facing sea level risks. After Hurricane Sandy, New York State bought out 600 homeowners in Staten Island, only to demolish the houses and let nature reclaim the land to create a buffer zone. The housing mandate should be suspended or canceled until the long term solution to rising seas is resolved. Unless SANDAG plans to adopt the Dutch model for dealing with rising seas, they should not mandate increased construction in Coronado.


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