00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Like many big cities in California, San Diego is struggling with a severe housing shortage. In his”State of the City” speech on Tuesday night, Mayor Kevin Faulconer outlined his plans to spur the development of more housing.“I want to radically overhaul the system itself,” Faulconer said.In his address, the mayor presented a host of proposals. He called for eliminating height restrictions except in the coastal areas, to allow developers to build projects with more units.Another proposal would remove parking requirements for properties located near bus and transit routes. Mayor Faulconer also suggested giving developers permission to build bigger projects with unlimited density as long as there are units set aside for homeless or low income housing.The head of the industry group that represents San Diego developers said the mayor’s ideas may help ease the shortage, but in a city where the housing deficit is so deep, these measures may not be enough.Borre Winckel, the president and CEO of the Building Industry Association said excessive state and local regulations have imposed prohibitive costs on developers, making it too expensive to build.“Our regulations make up nearly one half of the total construction cost of the unit. California, has in essence, destroyed middle income housing by its zeal to regulate and regulate and put in more impact fees, thereby restricting the opportunity to build,” Winckel said.The mayor also vowed to increase the number of affordable housing units in San Diego.Ken Sauder, the president and CEO of Wakeland Housing, which has developed dozens of affordable housing projects in Southern California said the biggest obstacle is finding the money to build them.“If we really want to tackle the problem in a real big way, we’re going to need to bring in more resources, especially locally,” Sauder said.The mayor wants to make it easier for more projects to be green-lighted, without facing roadblocks from local planning groups. Even if housing developments do not need local approval, Sauder said developers will still need to meet with neighbors to help separate facts from fears.“What we would do is we’ll sit down and talk with the neighbors anyway and hear their concerns and try to address them and go from there,” Sauder said.According to estimates from the Building Industry Association, the city needs to build a minimum of 12,000 housing units every year to meet the current demand. At present, San Diego is building less than half of that total.If the city doesn’t build more housing, Winckle had this forecast, “Unless we pay attention, we’ll be a city dominated by old folks.It will be a city that will ‘gray out’, a city that has sent away our young, our productive, our millennials, who on account of high housing costs say, ‘Adios, San Diego’.” Sasha Foo Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: January 16, 2019 Updated: 8:02 PM January 16, 2019 San Diego’s housing crisis: Mayor promotes system overhaul to build more housing Sasha Foo,
Lalit Kala Akademi, India’s National Academy of Art recently announced its 58th National Exhibition of Art, which is being held at National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru from February 24 and will continue for a month. The current exhibition has 111 exhibits chosen from 6000 works through a competitive process, of these 15 have been conferred the Academy’s National Award. The award is much coveted among artists as it earmarks the future potential of an individual artist in the art community. Many of the earlier awardees, such as MF Husain and SH Raza, are today’s icons of Indian art. Aisharjya Paramita Konar, Akhil Mohan, Ananya Dalal, Anil Kumar Bodwal, D.Saravana Deivasegamani, Gukanraj Kothandaraman, Harish Kumar Ojha, Kavita Mehrotra, Lakshman Prasad, Madan Lal, Nilmoni Raha, Sajeesh PA, Satish Hanumanthappa, Suresh K and Vijay Bhagat are the 15 artists who were conferred with the Academy awards. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe award presentation held at Hotel Shangri La, Bengaluru had Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala conferring the National Academy Award to the 15 Awardees. To reflect its truly national character the National Exhibition of Art is customarily held in various cities of the country so as to give the interested people in these cities a chance to savor quality production. It has returned to Bengaluru after a lapse of 16 years, as the last time it was held here was in 2001, at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru. The works for the 58th National Exhibition of Art have been chosen on grounds of their artistic merit. They reflect innovative use of mediums, diversity and relevance of subject matter as also a high level of creativity. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCS Krishna Setty, Administrator, Lalit Kala Akademi remarked, “Besides upholding and steering forth a great tradition of giving Indian art its due importance, the National Exhibition of Art is also a window view into future trends in Indian art. The works of the awardees have expressed a spectacular range of subjects to express their creative abilities and carry in them an unwritten history of development, emerging trends and even influences that have pivoted the art movement of the country.” The Award ceremony coincides with the opening of a month-long National Exhibition of Art being held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru. The display is open to the public on all working days, except Mondays. The Awardees have been chosen by a two tier Jury system of eminent artists and art personalities who in the first stage had selected 111 artworks which are now on display at the 58th National Exhibition of Art. Each of the Awardees will receive a plaque and a cash award of Rs one lakh.
Kolkata: The last rites of Matua community matriarch Binapani Devi, popularly known as ‘Boro Ma’, will be held on Wednesday at Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas district, where her body would shortly arrive from Kolkata. Boro Ma, 100, passed away at a state-run hospital here on Tuesday evening after prolonged illness. The body was taken in a flower-bedecked hearse from S S K M Hospital in presence of West Bengal minister Jyotipriyo Mallick and Trinamool Congress MP Mamata Bala Thakur, a family member of Boro Ma. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose Thakurnagar is the headquarters of the Matua Mahasangh, an organisation of the community. Many members of the scheduled caste community visited the hospital throughout the night to pay their last respects to Boro Ma, who breathed her last at 8.52 pm, after being on ventilator support at the hospital since Sunday. Her body is expected to reach Thakurnagar by 11 am, as thousands of followers await to catch a last glimpse of their beloved Boro Ma. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had on Tuesday condoled the death of Binapani Devi, considered a significant political force in the state. Modi had met Boro Ma this February during his visit to Thakurnagar, where he had addressed a rally. Banerjee has announced that Boro Ma will be accorded a state-funeral with gun salute. The Matuas originally hail from erstwhile East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, and began migrating to West Bengal at the beginning of the 1950s, mostly due to religious persecution. With an estimated population of 30 lakh in the state, Matuas can influence results in at least five Lok Sabha seats in North and South 24 Parganas districts.
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