Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Policy & Issues

Faulconer plans to lower neighborhood inequality

See also

The One San Diego plan Republican mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer told the public his four points on Tuesday made a point out of giving all neighborhoods equal access to economic opportunity. "The only way our city can truly thrive is when everyone has the opportunity to succeed," Faulconer said.

Time has kept the neighborhoods south of an I-8 divide behind, he said, the hiring in the underserved nieghborhoods not given the opportunity to thrive the neighborhoods in communities built by master builders north of the I-8 have, kept areas that can support more jobs by the newer infrastructure and the ongoing development projects funded by special government fees.

Faulconer plans to update community plans in the south communities to raise urban renewal goals for growth made possible by private and philanthropic investment. Lowering the cost on needed building work the community plans make mandatory for developers sets up the progress layed out in Faulconer's One San Diego plan. The less expensive the building bids the more shops and grocery markets can be built. And, more jobs created.

With Faulconer in the mayor's seat, the development work would get done quicker, the time shorted by a streamlined permitting process that keeps the development costs down. Sustainable building made the list of current city practices that will continue to go forward, but the project environmental reviews would get expedited. Also lowering costs. Community plans would allow developers to depend on innovative land use strategies to improve neighborhoods.

Parking construction costs at housing projects in the underserved neighborhoods near public transportation, that can pack a costly punch a builder must pay, got put on Faulconer's list for pulling back on old policies. A developer would get the option of avoiding the cost, and building parking, by giving the residents transportation passes, or, paying a fee to fund an alternative paarking plan.

The mayoral candidate told the public Tuesday, "As Mayor, I'll create One San Diego where no neighborhood is left out." In the south, growth in opportunities created by private investment the city attracts using the easier permitting and development incentives could "transform" communities undergoing revitalization, he said. Progress he planned for the geographic development areas, he called Economic Opportunity Districts, he insisted will turn around the ongoing unequal development south of the divide.

THis is a Center Line Policy Alert.



  • Pro-Russians killed
    Putin issues a warning after 3 armed protestors were shot dead in Ukraine
    Watch Video
  • Korean ferry capsizes
    Only one of 46 life boats were used in the South Korean ferry sinking
    World News
  • Oscar Pistorius trial
    Oscar Pistorius reads a Valentines Day card from his deceased girlfriend without tears
    Crime News
  • Google patent
    Google applies for patent for what could be the successor to Google Glass
    Tech News
  • 420 in Colorado
    Colorado will celebrate 420 for the first time since marijuana became legal
  • Racist Kansas murderer
    Why isn't the Jewish Community Center shooter being labeled as a terrorist?
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!