City of San Marcos Voter Approval of Zoning Changes, Propositions N and O (November 2008)

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Two ballot measures, Propositions N and O, pertaining to land use issues in the City of San Marcos, were on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the City of San Marcos in San Diego County, California.

Proposition N was approved and Proposition O was defeated.

Proposition N authorized development of the Ridgeline Protection & Management Overlay Zone.

Proposition O, also known as the San Marcos Growth Management and Neighborhood Protection Act, if it had been approved, would have required voter pre-approval of most changes to the city's zoning and land use designations. Proposition O was similar to one that Escondido voters approved in 1998.

Proposition N

Election results

Proposition N
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 16,782 68.8%
No7,61031.2%
These final, certified, results are from the San Diego County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

PROPOSITION N: "Shall ordinance No. 2006-1258, adopted by the City Council establishing the Ridgeline Protection & Management Overlay Zone, be approved by the voters of the City of San Marcos and be further amended to require ratification by the voters of the City for any future modifications?"

Proposition O

Election results

Proposition O
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No16,58962.65%
Yes 9,890 37.35%
These final, certified, results are from the San Diego County elections office.

Support

The group supporting O was called the San Marcos Chamber of Citizens.

Opposition

Those opposed to Measure O formed an opposition committee called San Marcos Association of Residents and Taxpayers. Through October 9, they had assembled over $90,000 to spend on the campaign, versus the approximately $2,000 raised by Measure O's supporters.[1]

Escondido Mayor Lori Holt Pfeiler and Councilman Dick Daniels were opposed to Measure O, saying that it is "impractical and harm the city's progress."[2]

Others in opposition to O were:

  • San Marcos Association of Residents and Taxpayers
  • San Diego County Taxpayers Association
  • San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
  • San Marcos Economic Development Corporation
  • San Marcos Firefighters Association
  • San Marcos Mobilehome Residents Association
  • Deputy Sheriffs Association of San Diego County
  • Karen Haynes, President, California State University, San Marcos

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

PROPOSITION O: "Shall an ordinance be adopted amending the San Marcos General Plan to require voter approval of certain general plan amendments modifying or changing land use categories or designations?"

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