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Marine Freight Preservation and Bayfront Redevelopment Initiative
San Diego Port Authority
Majority Approval Required
Fail: 162502 / 29.87% Yes votes ...... 381593 / 70.13% No votes
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|Results as of Jan 24 10:40am|
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Shall the San Diego Unified Port District's Master Plan be Amended by the Adoption of "The Port of San Diego Marine Freight Preservation and Bayfront Redevelopment Initiative?"
Proposition B concerns the uses of the Marine Terminal and Crosby Street Corridor planning areas. The Tenth Avenue Terminal is located within these two planning areas.
The current Master Plan limits uses in the Marine Terminal and Crosby Street Corridor planning areas to primarily marine oriented industrial and supporting transportation uses. One portion of the Crosby Street Corridor area is currently planned for public access to the waterfront with a 3.2 acre public recreation area adjacent to the bay. The Master Plan also "forsees continuation and intensification of cargo operations at the Tenth Street Terminal," and plans to include facilities for repair, servicing, berthing cargo handling for fishing, commercial and military vessels.
In summary, Proposition B, if approved, would amend the Port Master Plan, as follows:
The above statement is an impartial analysis of Proposition B. If you desire a copy of the ordinance or proposition, please call the port district office (619-686-6206) and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you. The entire initiative measure can also be viewed on the Port's website at http://www.portofsandiego.org.
Unified Port of San Diego
ABC 10 News San Diego
|Arguments For Proposition B||Arguments Against Proposition B|
|More than 62,000 San Diegans signed petitions to put Proposition B on the ballot.
The initiative process in California was created in 1911 to wrest control of the political process away from special interests, especially the Southern Pacific Railroad, often called "The Octopus". "The Octopus" controlled the Legislature, the courts, even the press.
Today, in San Diego, a local version of the Octopus has repeatedly blocked proposals for improved public use of 97 acres of publicly owned waterfront land between the Convention Center and the Coronado Bridge, called the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal. Our local Octopus wants to protect its financial interests and those of their business friends.
More than 62,000 San Diegans signed petitions to open up these 97 prime waterfront acres for greater public use and to generate badly needed public revenue.
By conservative estimates, this property is worth $1 billion and can venerate tens of millions of dollars annually for cash starved local governments.
Proposition B guarantees existing maritime jobs at the 10th Avenue Terminal will be protected and expanded.
Proposition B calls for a visionary "decking" of the terminal, in order to permit cargo offloading, parking, and other commercial uses to continue at ground level while a pedestrian waterfront promenade and a variety of other public uses can be developed on the top deck.
Proposition B requires the Port District to seek proposals and public input to put the 10- Street Terminal to better public use. Among the ideas:
Proposition B redevelops the Tenth Avenue Terminal at no cost to taxpayers. Instead, Proposition B will generate public revenues.
Water Board Director
Fact: One of the largest coalitions in San Diego County history agrees- NO ON B. This includes local Congressmembers (both Democrats and Republicans), Mayors of San Diego, Coronado, National City, Chula Vista and Imperial Beach, both the Chamber of Commerce and Labor, Environmentalists, Taxpayers, and Military groups.
Fact: 62,000 residents did not sign petitions to give 97 acres of prime waterfront to developers. Most people signed petitions to place flawed proposal on the ballot and let the voters decide. You can vote "Yes" to close down maritime freight shipping forever or NO on B to save our working waterfront.
Fact: While developers say that their concrete slab, high-rise development plan will be "at no cost to taxpayers", they're not telling you that Proposition B will ruin the economic viability of the working waterfront - costing us $1.8 BILLION in annual revenue as reported by San Diego Institute for Policy Research.
Fact: Proposition B includes no guarantees that maritime jobs at the Port will be protected and expanded - 19,000 total area jobs could be lost or negatively impacted.
Fact:Proposition B and the end of Maritime shipping will put 93,000 semi-trucks on our highways and roads annually- making pollution and traffic even worse. Military experts confirm that Proposition B will endanger our safety by threatening a key Department of Defense strategic port.
Don't fall for the "conspiracy theory" behind Proposition B. See the plan for yourself: http://www.BadPropB.org. Vote NO on B.
Trustee, Machinists Union #389
Trustee, San Diego Community College District
|Don't be fooled by the Developers behind Proposition B and their phony-titled ballot measure.
Every Port Commissioner as well as military, labor, civic and business leaders strongly oppose Proposition B because it does nothing to preserve marine freight. Instead of the open spaces and bike paths promised in the measure, what it will really do is enable a 100 acre bayfront "land grab" that will ruin the economic viability of the waterfront with concrete, high-rise hotels, and a football stadium.
This is how the bait and switch would hurt the region:
See the bad plan for yourself: http://www.BadPropB.com
Executive Director, Environmental Health Coalition
No Taxpayer cost. All of this with NO public financing. No public bonds. No new taxes. No ticket guarantees.
It's the law. Proposition B projects must meet strict engineering standards and all government regulations (including Navy and Homeland Security) - or they will simply not be built.
Think boldly San Diego. Cities all over the world use "air rights" to unlock value, increase revenues and boost their tax base. New York City's Park Avenue boasts 5 Star Hotels, luxury apartments and Class A office buildings built on air rights above the rail yards leading to Grand Central Station.
to put Proposition B on the ballot ...
and the Opponents sued to deny us the right to vote.