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City of Chino General Plan Amendment, Measure B (November 2013)

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A City of Chino General Plan Amendment, Measure B ballot question was on the November 5, 2013, election ballot for voters in the city of Chino in San Bernardino County, which is in California. It was approved.

Measure B changed the commercial zoning of eleven acres of land in the city to residential zoning, to allow the development of single-family residential houses.[1]

Election results

Measure B
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,885 69.76%
No81730.24%
These final, certified results are from the San Bernardino County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure B:

Shall the General Plan of the City of Chino be amended to change the land use designation of 6.48 acres of vacant land from General Commercial to Residential-RD8 and of the 5.31 acres of vacant land from Office Commercial to Residential-RD8, generally located at the southeast corner of Riverside Drive and Fern Avenue, for a maximum of 94 single-family dwelling units?[1][2]

Analysis

According to an impartial analysis of Measure B prepared by the City Attorney Jimmy L. Gutierrez:

  • The owner of both parcels that could potentially be re-zoned by Measure B had said they would reimburse the city for the full cost of the election.
  • Measure M, a ballot measure adopted by Chino voters on November 8, 1988, prohibited the city council of Chino from re-zoning land to be residential without voter approval.
  • Measure M required a majority of voters to approve such re-zoning plans as proposed by Measure B.

Support

Supporters

  • Chino city council, unanimous approval
  • Mayor Dennis R. Yates signed the official arguments in favor of Measure B below.
  • School Board Trustee Sylvia Orozco also signed the official arguments in favor.

Official arguments

Below are the official arguments in favor of Measure B:

Measure B is a common sense zoning change that will enhance Chino's quality of life by replacing an empty commercial lot with desirable single-family homes that complement the surrounding residential neighborhoods.

Our City Council voted unanimously in Support of this measure.

Here are just a few reasons why we are asking you to vote YES on Measure B.

Protects Our Neighborhoods - Measure B will preserve the family-friendly lifestyle for residents in surrounding neighborhoods by ensuring that single family homes - instead of large office buildings - are built on this 11-acre parcel of land.

Helps Our Schools - The Chino School District is currently suffereing from a decline in student enrollment. By converting vacant commercial land to new homes, Measure B will provide needed students - and additional state funding - for Chino Schools.

Reduces Traffic - A large commercial development would generate far more traffic than a residential neighborhood. If approved, Measure B will reduce future traffic at this property location by over 80%.

Voting Yes on Measure B will provide new housing for young Chino families while protecting the integrity of existing neighborhoods from unsightly commercial development.

Voting Yes on Measure B supports smart land use planning that benefits our schools, our neighborhoods and our entire community.[3][2]

Opposition

No official arguments against Measure B were filed. If you have an argument that you would like to see posted here please email the local ballot measures staff writer

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 City Council of Chino, Resolution No. 2013-040
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. City of Chino voter pamphlet, official arguments in favor of Measure B