ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) -- City Council chambers in Encinitas were packed Wednesday night as nearly 100 people gathered to voice their concerns over a housing plan.
The city has come up with a list of 19 sites that it wants to rezone for high-density housing. Some sites are generating more controversy than others.
Hundreds showed up to the meeting, citing concern about the possibility of an apartment complex being built on a vacant lot on Rancho Santa Fe Road in Olivenhain.
Residents say the area simply can’t handle any more traffic. Plans to build apartments on Clark near Union are also getting a lot of pushback.
People say they aren’t against affordable housing, as long as it’s in a suitable location. State law requires the city to build more than 1,000 low-income homes in the next several years.
Any list that involves changing zoning to high density must go before voters in November.