Ballot Box Planning: Is This the Best Way to Make Land Use Decisions?

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Tom Ham’s Lighthouse 2150 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018


11:30 am ~ 1:30 p.m.


Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

2150 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA  92101



Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 

Presents a Joint program with the 

League of Women Voters of San Diego

 


 

Ballot Box Planning: 

Is This the Best Way to Make Land Use Decisions?

 

San Diego voters are being confronted with an increasing flow of ballot measures dealing with land use issues. The last general election ballot included a dozen controversial planning-related measures. The upcoming general election will present local voters with high profile ballot measures dealing with the County General Plan, the redevelopment of the former Qualcomm stadium site, funding for low-income housing, financing for convention center expansion, and probably more to come.


C-3 has long questioned the use of ballot measures to make complex land use decisions. They circumvent our comprehensive planning processes. They take away the deliberative process from elected officials and convert it into a popularity contest dominated by media sound bites and orchestrated by campaign professionals. If successful, they often enact vague or overly complex measures which take years of litigation to sort out.


Yet, the right of the public to resort to the initiative and referendum are enshrined in the State Constitution. So, what are we to do? This program presents a panel of speakers from highly divergent interests, but with surprising perspectives. Come hear what they have to say, and add your opinions to the discussion.



Moderator


Mira Mesa Community College and USD


Panel


Marti Emerald

Former San Diego City Councilmember

 

Diane Coombs

President, San Diegans for Managed Growth


VP for Governmental Affairs, Building Industry Association of San Diego


De'Ann Weimer

President, Citizens for North County



Wednesday, May 23, 2018


11:30 am ~ 1:30 p.m.


Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

2150 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA  92101

 

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