In the State of California and many cities throughout the country, including right here in San Diego, a housing crisis has emerged in which many citizens have become homeless or live in substandard housing. Simply put, housing that people can afford may now be more out of reach than ever. On this episode, Bob discusses the housing crisis with California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria. Assemblymember Gloria is also running for Mayor of San Diego, on the ballot in the November 2020 election.
[2:30] Todd introduces himself and talks about his journey toward a career in San Diego and State of California public service.
[6:00] Bob and Todd discuss the 60 Minutes segment about the housing and homeless crisis in Seattle and how it compares to what is going on in San Diego.
[8:00] Caring for the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.
[15:00] New housing development needed to keep up with population growth in California.
[17:55] The CASA Act and other Assembly Bills championed by Todd to prioritize affordable housing..
[26:00] Tackling the housing crisis in San Diego.
[30:45] The Tenant Protection Act - Rent Caps and AB 1482.
[33:00] Vacation Rentals and the need for regulation in San Diego.
[37:10] The budget shortfall facing San Diego and how Todd will manage it if elected Mayor.
[39:30] Todd comments on being the first LGBTQ and person of color if elected as Mayor of California.
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