KPBS metro reporter Tarryn Mento joins Carl Luna, political scientist professor, San Diego Mesa College and Tony Manolatos, spokesperson for the Citizens' Stadium Advisory Group, in discussing the upcoming election. Listen on kpbs.org.
Tony Manolatos discusses the latest in the Charger's stadium developments.
Average rent is $1,514, up from $1,260 a year ago
SAN DIEGO (June 3, 2015) - The countywide vacancy rate for residential rental units now stands at 4.1 percent, a slight increase from Fall 2014, according to the San Diego County Apartment Association’s (SDCAA) Spring 2015 Vacancy and Rental Rate Survey. The vacancy rate — up from 2.3 percent last fall and 2.7 percent this time last year — was driven higher in part by rising supply from newly constructed units entering the local market. In Mission Valley, for example, the first phase of a 612-unit apartment community opened early this year. Other communities, in San Marcos, Kearny Mesa, Downtown and elsewhere, also have opened recently. Multiple military deployments early in 2015 may also have contributed to a higher vacancy rate.