City of San Clemente Shorecliffs Building Height and View Referendum, Measure I (June 2008)
Measure I placed a limit on the height of homes in the Shorecliff neighborhood. San Clemente had 38,925 voters eligible to vote on Measure I; whereas Measure I applied to 279 homes in the Shorecliffs region of the city. The passage of Measure I meant that these homes will not be allowed to build second stories; if it had failed, the maximum height of the homes would have been 25 feet.
Measure I was a veto referendum. It sought to overturn a July 11, 2006 vote of the San Clemente City Council imposing the contested ordinance.
- These final, certified, results are from the Orange County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|Measure I: "An ordinance of the people of the City of San Clemente, California amending Appendix "A" of Title 17 of the San Clemente municipal code, zoning, for purposes of adding special residential development standards to the Shorecliffs Rl-11 and Rl-12 overlay zones regulating residential development within the overlay areas for the purposes of neighborhood preservation and view; and amending Section 17.16.090 of Title 17 of the municipal code, zoning, for purposes of a minor exception permit process to allow a reduction of the required minimum rear yard; and amending Section 17.16.060 of Title 17 of the municipal code, zoning, for purposes of a conditional use permit process to allow an increase of the allowed maximum height."|
Path to the ballot
The petition drive to place the measure on the ballot was the basis for a January 2008 court ruling in the case of Preserve Shorecliff Homeowners v. City of San Clemente. The judge ruled in favor of the petitioners--that is, in favor of the group that conducted the petition drive seeking to overturn the city's new law.
- Los Angeles Times, Local ballot measures, April 20, 2008