What your neighbors are saying:

Letter from Deirdre Lee

Letter from Dennis Seisun

What the experts say:

Can we build our way to affordability?

Murtaza Baxamusa, PhD, finds that “supply side” approaches to housing don’t work. He explains:

  • Regulations, fees and NIMBYism are wrongly blamed for housing prices.
  • In San Diego, developers have unused building opportunities.
  • Public input is a necessary part of the process.
  • Affordable housing can be provided—by “inclusionary zoning” and public programs which are adequately funded.

The Real Reasons