City of San Diego Point of Sale Mandate

Pass the City of San Diego's Climate Action Plan (CAP) 
without the Point of Sale Mandate

Point of Sale Mandates Hurt Homeowners

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014, AT 2:00 PM 
CITY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 
COUNCIL CHAMBERS – 12TH FLOOR 
202 “C” STREET
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101


The city is not clear on what will be mandated, but energy reducing retrofits should not be part of the sales process.  The housing market is fragile and mandating retrofits at the point of sale unfairly burden's seniors and lower income home owners.  
  • Mandates unfairly burden lower income home owners. It's a regressive burden.
  • While the expense is high, the resulting benefit of green house gas reduction is low.
  • When home prices are going down as the did during the Great Recession, home owners would be forced into foreclosure.
  • Investors who buy and upgrade homes for resale would be required to upgrade a home prior to remodeling. This would be wasteful.
  • Point of sale retrofits will reduce the number of home sales and reduce job creation.
  • The city of Berkeley is removing its point of sale mandate in favor of incentive-base programs due to the ineffectiveness of the mandates.
  • Point of sale mandates require inspections, allowing government into private property is bad for private property owners. 
  • The sale of property is a bad place to add additional government red-tape.  The process is complicated already.
  • Government inspectors don't belong in our homes.
  • Point-of-sale mandates are the second most costly CAP strategy, but will do little to reduce green house gas emissions.
  • Homes are already to expensive for young people.  Tacking on additional costs just pushes home ownership further out of reach.
  • Burdening owners at sale is unfair



This document highlights the City Strategy.

The City Meeting to discuss the city strategy.  Page 5 section (d)

PSAR President Bob Olivieri's letter in response to the City's plan.



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Richard D'Ascoli,
Sep 19, 2014, 2:50 PM
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Richard D'Ascoli,
Sep 19, 2014, 2:48 PM
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