While I'd rather see more emphasis on commercial development than housing development, the following document provides additional statistics that show how, even given local growth control limitations, Pacifica housing stock has not kept up.
Due to a growth-control ordinance passed in 1993, each year Pacifica is limited to 70 permit allocations for development of single-family residential units on non-infill lands. The California Coastal Commission approved of these limitations, and unused permit allocations are carried over into following years.
Here's how we've used those allocation permits:
In 2000, 3 allocations granted.
In 2001, 26 allocations granted.
In 2002, 6 allocations granted.
In 2003, 10 allocations granted.
In 2004, 2 allocations granted.
In 2005, 88 allocations granted. (85 of which were for Cypress Walk Residential Development.)
In 2006, 23 allocations granted. (Connemara.)
In 2007, 0 allocations granted
At the end of 2007, the city had 997 unused permit allocations available. So to re-emphasize, even given our regulations limiting the growth of housing stock, the city isn't coming close to building what was deemed appropriate by both the city and California Coastal Commission.
Posted by: Steve Sinai