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San Diego Reaches Compromise On Inclusionary Zoning

The city will amend its three-year-old ordinance to settle a lawsuit brought by the local the Building Industry Association.

"Faced with the prospect of having the law permanently invalidated, city officials have agreed to make key changes that will preserve the ordinance while giving developers what they wanted â€" a break in the housing fees they will be charged."

"As much as the development industry dislikes inclusionary housing, it agreed to settle its lawsuit in the interest of ending what had been a prolonged and divisive battle, said Paul Tryon, chief executive for the San Diego building industry trade group."

"Advocates of affordable housing, who originally had objected to the city settling the builders' lawsuit, say they now are supportive because they want to preserve the affordable-housing mandates."

Full Story: City amends affordable-housing law

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