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Orange County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Measure V
Approval of Amendment to General Plan
City of Newport Beach

15750 / 53.6% Yes votes ...... 13634 / 46.4% No votes

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Results as of Jan 4 9:36am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (82/82)
50.5% Voter Turnout (756348/1497397)
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The last update of the City's General Plan was in 1988. The existing General Plan contains specifically described limits on the number of residential units and non-residential square feet to be built in the City. On July 25, 2006, the City Council adopted a comprehensive update of the General Plan and determined that the update constitutes a "major amendment" of the General Plan that is required to be sent to the voters for approval under Section 423 of the City Charter, also known as the Greenlight Initiative.

A "yes" vote would approve the Land Use Map and Land Use Tables included as part of the updated "Land Use Element" section of the General Plan. The Land Use Map and Land Use Tables contain specific development limits and designated land uses to be allowed over the twenty-year life of the General Plan. A "yes" vote will allow 1,166 more residential dwelling units than the existing General Plan, but will also decrease non-residential development by 449,499 square feet from what the existing General Plan allows.

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