Protests erupted in San Diego on Saturday morning, as the city debated California’s new housing law, Senate Bill 10.
The legislation allows cities to adopt ordinances that override certain zoning laws by allowing up to 10 units to be built on a single lot in “transit-rich areas”.
Protests were held both for and against the law, with those in support citing a desperate need for housing in San Diego, while those against the law feared that the high-density housing developments would destroy their single-family neighborhoods.
University City was one of the areas where the protests were held, with plans for more housing developments in the area causing concern.
Critics of the law also highlighted potential parking and traffic issues.
The Planning Commission recently presented a draft plan, but there is no timeline for a specific vote.