City of Coronodo Traffic Tunnel Advisory Vote, Measure H (June 2010)

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A City of Coronodo Traffic Tunnel Advisory Vote, Measure H ballot proposition was on the June 8, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Coronado in San Diego County, where it was defeated.[1] The vote is advisory in nature and has no binding authority on future decisions.

The City of Coronado had been studying ways to ease traffic congestion for at least 10 years and in the process had spent about $13.5 million. Most of the money spent to study the issue had come from federal and regional grants and toll revenues. The city itself had spent about $1 million on studies. Some of the suggested solutions that had arisen from these studies are for tunnels. One tunnel option that had been proposed would cost more than $500 million.[1]

Election results

Measure H
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No3,45866.99%
Yes 1,704 33.01%
These final, certified results are from the Sand Diego County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Do you support the city continuing to use and seek federal, state and local funding to complete the study of long-term traffic-relief options, including a tunnel, between the Coronado Bridge and Naval Air Station North Island?"[2][3]

Previous votes

  • Proposition G in 1988, an advisory measure, asked whether voters whether they supported a tunnel under Fourth Street. Prop G was rejected.[1]
  • Proposition O in 1998, also an advisory measure, asked voters whether they supported the city in seeking funding sources for another type of tunnel. Prop O won 83% of the vote.[1]

Cost of vote

The election administration for holding the vote cost the City of Coronado about $10,000. The city planned to spend an additional $25,000 on a campaign to communicate to voters about the various traffic-relief options that are under consideration.[2]

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 San Diego Union Tribune, "Residents to get say on tunnel," February 4, 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 San Diego Union Tribune, "Council approves language for Coronado tunnel measure," February 20, 2010
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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