KMA has prepared and updated the City of San Diego’s jobs-housing nexus analysis several times over the course of more than 20 years of working for the City. The City of San Diego Housing Impact Fee Ordinance was established in 1990; KMA performed the nexus analysis in support of the housing impact fees. Subsequently, KMA has provided updated analyses for the City in 2004, 2008, 2010, and most recently in 2013 in relation to a significant update to the program adopted by the City Council in October 2014.
KMA also prepared a residential nexus study in support of the City's inclusionary program which KMA had originally helped design and adopt in 2003. The updated analysis quantified the linkages between new market-rate units and the demand for affordable housing. The City used the KMA analysis to support amendments to the inclusionary housing ordinance and the adoption of an inclusionary affordable housing fee in lieu of a production requirement. The City adopted the Inclusionary Affordable Housing Fee in 2011.