Letter to the editor: City obliged to have plan for low-income housing


Unfortunately Steven Dusseau’s Letter to the Editor of Sept. 18 fails to consider the legal obligation the city of Encinitas has to be in compliance with California law.

He states that lower density is preferable due to traffic, water supply, etc. What the opponents of low-income housing fail to understand is that California law requires every incorporated city in the state to have a plan for low-income housing.

If we the citizens of Encinitas fail to pass a compliant plan in the November 2016 election, we may be subject to courts dictating our housing plan. This action would cause the city to lose control of our destiny and our community character.

What part of complying with the law do the opponents not understand?

Joan Gosewisch, Encinitas