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Yorba Linda Right-to-Vote Amendment
City of Yorba Linda
Initiative - Majority Approval Required
Pass: 6921 / 51.1% Yes votes ...... 6622 / 48.9% No votes
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Results as of Jul 17 11:39am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (48/48)|
27.6% Voter Turnout (407996/1476210)
|Information shown below: Official Information | Impartial Analysis | Arguments | Full Text|
This proposed initiative ordinance, to be known as the Yorba Linda Right-to-Vote Amendment, would amend the Yorba Linda General Plan and Zoning Code to require the voter approval, by a majority vote of the electorate, for a Major Amendment to a Planning Policy Document.
The initiative requires Major Amendments to Planning Policy Documents to be adopted by ordinance after a public hearing before the Planning Commission and the City Council. The initiative imposes more stringent noticing requirements than otherwise required by state law. Public hearing notices would be required to be sent 20 days prior to the public hearing to the record owner and the occupant of each parcel of land that is located within 300 feet from the boundaries of the parcel of land that is the subject of the Major Amendment. State law mandates that the notice be sent 10 days prior to the public hearing and does not require that occupants be provided such notice.
If the initiative is approved, the cost for applicants to process a Major Amendment to a Planning Policy Document will most likely increase due to the amplified noticing requirements and the expense of conducting an election.
THE ABOVE STATEMENT IS AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE NO. B. IF YOU DESIRE A COPY OF THE MEASURE, PLEASE CALL THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT (714) 961-7150 AND A COPY WILL BE MAILED AT NO COST TO YOU.
City Attorney, Best Best & Krieger LLP
News and Analysis|
The Los Angeles Times
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|Arguments For Measure B||Arguments Against Measure B|
|"The Right to Vote" is Good for Yorba Linda Vote YES on "The Right to Vote"
A YES vote guarantees Yorba Linda residents a voice in major land-use decisions affecting the quality of life in our city.
A YES vote will preserve and affirm our "low density" community while accommodating responsible growth and development that is consistent with the character and nature of Yorba Linda.
A YES vote will prevent politicians, bureaucrats and developers from over-developing our city.
A YES vote will keep Yorba Linda gracious.
Yorba Linda has been voted the 21st BEST community in America and one of the safest in Orange County. Let's keep it that way.
The Right to Vote is Good for All of Us.
Vote YES on "The Right to Vote"
s/ Jeffrey L. Winter
Measure B erodes private property rights.
Please vote NO on Measure B.
s/ Manuel E. Ortega
Chief of Police (Retired)
|Measure B directly attacks your constitutional rights as an American. If passed, the initiative restricts private property rights and subjects your freedom to a political campaign process.
Yorba Linda is a wonderful place to live because of our planning process. Our form of local representative government established in the constitution has served our city well. The decision-making process involves hours of study of our General Plan, Environmental Impact Reports and staff reports. Planning Commission and City Council take public testimony, evaluate issues and make informed decisions. Measure B abandons this process in favor of subjecting your individual rights to a city-wide vote.
Today, plan approval takes 6 months. Measure B requiring voter approval, increases that time to 2 years and will cost a property owner over $100,000. Scarce tax dollars will be wasted on these costly elections to "fix" something that isn't "broken." Measure B will increase your cost of living, discourage investment in our community, contribute to reduced services, degrade our high quality of life, and increase government spending. Measure B threatens the financial security of the city by jeopardizing long term obligations and creating a hotbed for lawsuits.
Repeatedly, the Orange County Register has opposed Measure B. They rightly see it as a threat to property rights. Measure B was crafted by a downtown group to halt the Old Town Project. That project was successfully stopped. However, Measure B is still on the ballot and will now stop everything in downtown and throughout our city.
Individual destiny should lie in the hands of the individual. Help keep your property values high, our city safe and our cherished quality of life preserved. Vote "NO" and protect your property rights.
s/ Manuel E. Ortega
Chief of Police (Retired)
Vote YES on Measure B.
Here are the facts.
MEASURE B PROTECTS YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS.
s/ Lizbeth G. De Sanctis
|Full Text of Measure B|
|CITY OF YORBA LINDA
INITIATIVE MEASURE TO BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE VOTERS
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF YORBA LINDA DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. TITLE.
Section 2. PLANNING POLICY DOCUMENTS COVERED.
Section 3. TYPES OF AMENDMENTS COVERED.
Section 4. AMENDMENTS TO YORBA LINDA GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP.
Section 5. CITY WIDE HEIGHT LIMITS.
Section 6. THIS MEASURE AMENDS EXISTING POLICY DOCUMENTS.
Section 7. EFFECTIVE DATE.
Section 8. PRIORITY.
Section 9. SEVERABILITY.
Section 10. CONFLICT WITH OTHER BALLOT MEASURES.
Section 11. AMENDMENT OR REPEAL.