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Referendum of Resolution Related to Barrio Logan Community Plan Update
City of San Diego
Majority Approval Required
Fail: 72637 / 42.28% Yes votes ...... 99161 / 57.72% No votes
Index of all Propositions
|Results as of Jun 24 9:29am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (697/697)|
|Information shown below: Summary | Fiscal Impact | Yes/No Meaning | Impartial Analysis | Arguments ||
Shall Resolution No. R-308445, which provides for a comprehensive update to the Barrio Logan Community Plan, be approved?
Barrio Logan is generally located between downtown, Interstate 5, and San Diego Bay. If approved by voters and later by the California Coastal Commission, the Resolution would replace the current Community Plan with a new Community Plan. The new Community Plan includes goals, policies and recommendations for land use, urban design, public facilities, services, recreation, conservation, noise and historic preservation. It would guide future development of property within the Community Plan area.
A separate measure on this ballot asks voters whether to approve Ordinances that would implement the new Community Plan.
1. Separating residential and industrial land uses: The new Community Plan would designate a land use zone that provides for a transition between future residential and industrial development.
There are multiple goals included in the new Community Plan. Space allotted for this Summary does not allow for a complete description of the differences between the current Community Plan and the new Community Plan. Both plans are available at the City Clerk's office (202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101 ; (619) 533-4000) during office hours and may be available at: http://www.sandiego.gov/citv-clerk/barrio.
The Update allows increased multifamily residential and commercial development, and reduces acre·age zoned for industrial uses from 230 (most of which also permit commercial and residential uses) to 170 (zoned solely for industrial use). Existing developments on rezoned lots could remain and expand up to 20 percent, although significant expansion would require discretionary permits.
Full build-out of the Update would require construction of 34 City-funded infrastructure projects (including transportation facilities, parks, and a fire station) to support increased population and commercial uses. Those projects are estimated to cost $85 million and would require ongoing operational expenditures, although all 34 projects may not be required should development not occur to the extent envisioned in the Update.
The Update increases developer fees in Barrio Logan from $10,737 to $11 ,986 per unit to help pay for those projects. Assuming full build-out, these fees are estimated to generate $58 million, providing funding for 68% of required projects; historically, similar development fees have generated approximately 10% of infrastructure costs. Additional revenue sources for these projects will be required.
The extent and magnitude of development in Barrio Logan will ultimately be determined by private investment in the area. Development in the Update might not occur, or might occur only partially. Revenues to the City from fees and increased property and sales taxes resulting from increased development will depend on the nature of that development. As the amount of future development cannot be forecast with certainty, and different types of development require diffe rent services, it is difficult to project if new City revenues would exceed or fall short of the costs of providing those services.
Opponents of the Update have expressed concerns that the reduction in industrial zoned land and the potential for gradual elimination of conforming use property exemptions could result in businesses supporting the maritime industry moving out of the region. Opponents assert that this pote·ntial loss or relocation of supporting businesses could increase costs for the maritime industry (including the Navy), and adversely impact the City's economy and revenues. Information suggesting that the Update might significantly or detrimentally impact the City's economy or revenues is inconclusive. If approved, the overall fiscal impact of the Update will likely not be known for decades.
Should this Update be rejected by voters, no similar update could be adopted for 12 months. Should the City wish to develop a revised Update after that period, additional staff time and resources would be required, and reallocation of existing resources may delay completion of other Community Plan Updates.
A Community Plan is designed to allow a city to plan for future growth. It describes a longterm vision for a particular neighborhood: for example, how it should look, what access it should have to bus or trolley lines, where and how many parks should be built, and whether it would need new fire stations or libraries in the future. A Community Plan also shows where certain types of "land uses" may be located: for example, what areas within a neighborhood might be planned or used for homes, stores, warehouses, or other uses, and what areas should be preserved for environmental reasons.
In San Di<ego, Community Plans work in conjunction with the City's General Plan, a citywide blueprint designed to balance diverse needs with future growth and redevelopment. A Community Plan is intended to apply citywide General Plan policies at a neighborhood level.
The City uses Community Plans to analyze public projects - which may include whether to acquire parkland, build fire stations, and improve transit- and private development proposals. Certain types of project approvals require a City determination that the project will not adversely affect the applicable Community Plan.
Barrio Logan land under City jurisdiction is currently subject to the 1978 Barrio Logan/Harbor 101 Community Plan. Some policies in the new Community Plan are similar to policies in the 1978 Plan, some are revised, and some are new. If approved, the Community Plan would provide goals to guide future development, including:
2. Desiignating certain land for industrial development in the future
3. Settiing new goals related to transit, housing and afford ability, and industry and jobs
4. Distinguishing five neighborhoods in the Community Plan area, with goals for each area
5. Adding an "Urban Design Element," considering street frontage and landscaping of proposed projects and a "Recreation Element," including identifying Chicano Park as a regional park
News and Analysis|
|Arguments For Proposition B||Arguments Against Proposition B|
Businesses that emit toxic fumes do not belong next door to our schools.
Shops that mold plastic or paint auto parts using cancer-causing chemicals do not belong next to playgrounds and homes.
YES ON B & C will require businesses that use toxic, flammable chemicals, carcinogens and pollutants to locate a safe distance from schools, playgrounds and homes.
Dr. Martin Stein, Pediatrician: "The State of California ranks Barrio Logan in the top 5% of California neighborhoods most burdened by pollution. Visits to Emergency Rooms due to childhood asthma are nearly triple the County average. Childhood exposure to these dangerous and cancer-causing chemicals can have devastating effects."
The Barrio Logan Community Plan was last updated in 1978. It allows auto repair shops, metal plating factories, and diesel truck traffic next to schools, playgrounds and homes. For 10 years, residents and small business owners in Barrio Logan worked to develop a Community Plan that protects community residents and businesses. The plan is projected to add 5,000 jobs providing a huge economic boost. In 2013 the San Diego City Council overwhelmingly approved it.
Mark Steele, Architect/Planner, Barrio Logan business and property owner: "Our company is 30 years old with 15 employees. The Barrio Logan Community Plan Update involved the total community and is designed to make the neighborhood a healthy place for families to raise children and for ALL businesses to thrive. It's a balanced Plan that is fair to business and residents and should be upheld and implemented."
YES ON B & C enacts the Barrio Logan Community Plan developed by the community's families and small business owners.
YES ON B & C creates safe places for children and protects them from cancer-causing pollution, toxic gases, and diesel emissions.
VOTE YES ON B & C
|Help PROTECT San Diego's Historic Shipyards. Vote NO on Propositions B and C.
Propositions B and C are a dangerous first step toward elimination of San Diego's shipyards. These Propositions would harm our local economy, jeopardize thousands of middle-class jobs, and impact decisions affecting national security.
Don't fall for falsehoods and scare tactics. The shipyards are excellent stewards of our environment.
ENCROACHMENT CAUSES CLOSURES
Encroachment by urban development is a major reason why military facilities are closed. Prop. B and C would put thousands of new residents TOO CILOSE to critical ship building and repair facilities.
We can put new houses in lots of other places. But we can't move the shipyards!
If we allow more and more people to move near the shipyards - we are setting in motion conflicts that could end up closing the shipyards.
ELIMINATES LAND FOR EXPANSION
The US Navy's Pacific Fleet is expanding. This is an opportunity for San Diego to attract thousands of new middle class jobs and improve our local economy.
But Propositions Band C make that harder. They would ELIMINATE industrial land that suppliers need to support the shipyards and the Pacific Fleet.
Propositions B and C would REZONE ALL of the industrial land next to the shipyards. These Propositions eliminate those industrial zones and set the stage for 2,000 new houses to be built.
MILITARY LEADERS/VETERANS OPPOSE
We are a small sample of the retired military personnel who OPPOSE Propositions B and C. We understand the need for affordable and low income housing in San Diego. But this plan would put thousands of new residents way too close to the shipyards.
Join us in PROTECTING San Diego's shipyards, EXPANDING middle class jobs, and SUPPORTING our national security. Vote NO on Propositions B and C.