Last Friday, Governor Jerry Brown signed 15 bills aimed towards improving affordable housing in California. One of the 15 bills, Senate Bill 35, works to increase low-income housing in cities that are not meeting state-mandated housing requirements. Cities will be required to fast-track projects involving affordable housing, making it difficult to delay these projects whether or not the projects have approval from the communities involved. The bill also allows for housing projects with at least 11% low-income housing to increase the density of the project by 35%.
If Measure A does NOT pass and the zoning of the StoneRidge Country Club land does not change, no housing will be allowed on the land. If Measure A does pass, Poway will be opening its doors to potential high density housing with people and families of any age (a far cry from the 180 ondominiums for only those 55 years and older). If providing a percentage of affordable housing, the proposed StoneRidge Country Club housing plan of 180 condominiums could quickly change to 243 condominiums (an increase of 35%) with the Poway residents being unable to refuse. The only way to ensure that Poway will not be overrun with high density housing is to vote NO on Measure A!