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|Results as of November 21 6:44pm, 100.00%% of Precincts Reporting (37/37)|
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Shall Ordinance No. 2606, adopting Zone Change No 390, a change of zone from A-1 (Agricultural) District (five-acre lots) to R-R (Rural Residential) District (one-acre lots) on four contiguous lots totalling 180.9 acres located south of Highview Drive and east of Freye Drive for the Covington Project, be approved?
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|Arguments For Measure R||Arguments Against Measure R|
|Save Redlands last Open Space!
Vote YES on Measure R, and protect forever, over 110 acres of Redlands natural open space from future development.
The “Emerald Necklace” plan for open space surrounding our city will never be fully realized until our open space areas are protected from development and placed in public ownership or in the hands of our local conservancies. A Yes vote on Measure R will protect this valuable natural asset for the residents of Redlands.
A YES vote on Measure R will protect the crown jewel in that necklace, Live Oak Canyon. Your YES vote will protect this land for future generations and preserve the rural fabric of our community. Your YES vote will create Redlands largest public park! This key link in the “necklace’ plan will connect to other open space areas with new trails, public access points, carefully restored habitat areas and the funding necessary to maintain it, without a tax increase!
Approving Measure R will set an important precedent for future development in our city and will send a clear message that we expect significant open space dedications and public benefits to accompany any proposal to develop on our borders.
Without your support, this land will develop into large privately owned estates and this valuable open space will be lost forever. This land contains large flat areas with beautiful stands of oaks. It provides access to one of the most beautiful canyons in our community. Saving this magnificent site is one of Redlands highest priorities. It is an important step is preserving our quality of life in Redlands.
Please join our City leaders in supporting this important effort to preserve this beautiful open space for all the residents of Redlands.
The real issue in Measure R is the Redlands City Council's blatant disregard for the people they represent. In the longest city council meeting in the history of Redlands, citizen after citizen spoke against granting the Covington project zone change. The Council ignored citizen pleas and voted against community wishes.
Remember, Measure R has nothing to do with the Emerald Necklace. The issue is a precedent setting zone change that will nearly triple the density of houses in the Covington project and set a devastating standard for developing the entire Live Oak Canyon area. As Gary George said, "We don't have to create the Emerald Necklace, it's already there."
The truth is, the developer's own environmental report state the original (1 house per 5 acre) A-1 zoning (35 houses) is "clearly environmentally superior" as it "would create significantly more open space", "would eliminate the significant environmental impacts", and "would reduce the volume of traffic".
There is no real park included in this project, mostly steep unbuildable hillsides. The steep terrain of this "park" would severely limit public use.
When the City Council members callously ignore the wishes of the people, the citizen only recourse is the referendum process. Please go to the polls and show the Redlands City Council that the citizens refuse to be silenced or ignored.
This is your chance to reverse the disastrous and far reaching zone change. Vote NO on Measure R.
Citizens of Redlands for Redlands
|A NO vote reverses the Live Oak Canyon zone change for the Covington Project approved in April by the Redlands City Council. The Redlands City Council, in a precedent setting action, voted to change the 1 house per 5 acre zoning. This more than doubles the number of tract houses to be built while encouraging urban sprawl and more traffic. There was no need to change the zoning except to benefit the developer. Join the Citizens of Redlands for Redlands and over 6000 petition signers and Vote NO on Measure R.
Citizens of Redlands for Redlands
The choice for Redlands voters is very clear:
Vote YES – 100 acres of open space – the largest park in Redlands
Public amenities, trails, habitat restoration
Maintenance funding with no tax increase
Clustered upscale housing
Vote NO – No Open Space
No public facilities or access
No clustering; entire site used for housing
It’s simply bad planning to carve this magnificent land into five-acre estates for 36 families and get nothing for future generations of Redlands residents.
Your YES vote on Measure R will preserve forever, a 100 acre public park, as the gateway to Live Oak Canyon.
A YES vote on Measure R will preserve the crown jewel in the EMERALD NECKLACE chain of open space parks proposed to surround our city.
Join former Redlands Mayors, Carole Beswick, Kasey Haws, Pat Gilbreath and Swen Larson in supporting Measure R.
Vote YES on Measure R.
Vote YES for sensible planning.
Vote YES to surround our community with open space.
Vote YES to preserve our quality of life in Redlands.
|Full Text of Measure R|
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF REDLANDS AMENDING TITLE 18 OF THE REDLANDS MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADOPTING A REVISED LAND USE ZONING MAP
ZONE CHANGE NO. 390
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF REDLANDS DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The zoning designation for four contiguous lots totaling 180.9 acres located south of Highview Drive and east of Freya Drive and further identified as Assessor's Parcel Nos. 300-241-17, 18, 19 and 20 is hereby changed from "A-1" (Agricultural) District to "R-R" (Rural Residential) District on the City's Land Use Zoning Map.
Section 2. The Mayor shall sign this ordinance and the City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this ordinance and shall cause it, or a summary of it, to be published once in the Redlands Daily Facts, a newspaper of general circulation within the City, and thereafter, this ordinance shall take effect in accordance with law.