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{{tnr}}A '''City of Saratoga Building Heights Limit, Measure Q''' ballot proposition is on the {{nov02ca2010}} in {{santa clara}}.
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{{tnr}}A '''City of Saratoga Building Heights Limit, Measure Q''' ballot proposition was on the {{nov02ca2010}} in {{santa clara}}. It was '''defeated.'''
  
==Ballot question==
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==Election results==
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  text = '''Measure Q:''' Shall the City of Saratoga adopt an ordinance setting a two-story limit for buildings on land in Commercial and Professional and Administrative Office zoning districts in the City and requiring voter approval of any future change to the two-story limit on those lands?
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==Yes On Q==
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* Yes: 6,939 (49.28%)
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* No: 7,143 (50.72%) {{defeated}}
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'''Vote YES on Q'''
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These election results are from the [http://www.sccgov.org/elections/results/nov2010/#92 Santa Clara County elections division] as of November 27, 2010.
  
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==Supporters==
  
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Supporters of Measure Q said:
  
Can you imagine 3 or more story, high density developments at Quito Center, the Gateway, the Abrams property, etc,?
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:"In April, 2010, the City approved Ordinance #277, removing the 2-story height restriction on commercial buildings that had been in place for the 50+ year history of Saratoga!
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:Very Few Saratogans knew this was happening.
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:YES Measure Q will restore Saratoga’s history 2 story commercial height limit.
  
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Jeff Schwartz, a leader in the "Yes on Q" campaign, said, "This is an issue about the future of the community."<ref name=saratoga/>
  
'''What is Measure Q?'''
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Saratoga city council candidates Jill Hunter, Nancy Kirk and Yan Zhao supported Measure Q.<ref name=saratoga/>
  
Measure Q is a Saratoga city ballot measure that will restore Saratoga’s historic two-story height limit to commercial property throughout the city. 
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==Opponents==
In April, 2010, the City approved Ordinance #277, removing the 2-story height restriction on commercial buildings that had been in place for the 50+ year history of Saratoga!
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Very Few Saratogans knew this was happening.
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YES Measure Q will restore Saratoga’s history 2 story commercial height limit.
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The campaign for a "no" vote on Measure Q raised about $36,000 for their campaign through mid-October.  The [[California Association of Realtors]] contributed about $25,000 of that total.<ref name=saratoga>[http://www.mercurynews.com/elections/ci_16471942?source=rss ''San Jose Mercury News'', "Outside money flows into Saratoga's Measure Q", October 31, 2010]</ref>
  
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Jeff Bell, president of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, said, "Measure Q is absolutely going to kill downtown development in Saratoga."<ref name=saratoga/>
  
visit us on our website
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Saratoga city council candidates Chuck Page, Pragati Grover and Emily Lo opposed Measure Q.<ref name=saratoga/>
http://VoteYESonQ.com/
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==Text of measure==
 
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==Yes On Q Support Local Business==
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   text = '''Measure Q:''' Shall the City of Saratoga adopt an ordinance setting a two-story limit for buildings on land in Commercial and Professional and Administrative Office zoning districts in the City and requiring voter approval of any future change to the two-story limit on those lands?
 
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'''Vote YES on Q'''
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YES on Q
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Yes on Support Local Business by shopping at local supermarket like
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Gene's Supermarket or Village shops.
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Stop High density development for outside developers
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Stop 3+ stories
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Stop Traffic Increases
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Less overcrowding in Classrooms
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Stop outside Money/Interests
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Yes on Quality of Life
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==Should out of the area groups and money dictate Saratoga’s future?==
 
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'''Vote YES on Q'''
 
 
 
 
Who is paying for the opposition campaign?
 
 
Through Sept. 30, “No on Q” had raised and spent over $18,000.**  More than 95% of that money came from two donations: $12,259 came from the CA State Realtors Association (CAR) Political Action Committee (PAC), in Los Angeles. Another $5,000 is from a San Jose family trust that owns the Buy and Save property in the Village. The majority of the other 4 contributions are from developers/commercial property owners.
 
** Figures from the “No on Q” required FPPC form 460, available as a public record at City Hall.
 
How have they spent that money?
 
 
$1,150. was paid to a Colorado phone bank company, whose employees called Saratoga voters, reading from a script and pretending to be neighbors urging a “no”vote on Q. $8,800. went to a Solano Beach political consultant. $1,300. to an accounting firm in Encinitas. $6,000. to a printer in Chatsworth. Their Treasurer is in Encinitas. Their spokesperson is in Sunnyvale.
 
 
Why do out of the area organizations with no commitment to this community care so much about Saratoga’s  land use decisions? The answer is simply development profits.
 
 
How about “Yes on Q?” (A Message from your Real Neighbors)
 
 
The “Yes on Q” campaign has spent less than $8,000. through Oct. 8, and every cent has come from Saratoga residents. Ours is a largely volunteer effort.
 
 
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==Should California State Realtors Association (CAR) Political Action Committee (PAC) dictate Saratoga’s future?==
 
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'''Vote YES on Q'''
 
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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{{wikipedia|Saratoga, California|Saratoga}}
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* [http://VoteYESonQ.com/ "Yes on Q" campaign website]
 
* [http://www.sccgov.org/SCC/docs/Registrar%20of%20Voters%20%28DEP%29/attachments/E83%20November%202,%202010/candidate%20list%20updates/E83%20List%20of%20Local%20Measures%208-9-10.pdf List of local measures on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Santa Clara County]
 
* [http://www.sccgov.org/SCC/docs/Registrar%20of%20Voters%20%28DEP%29/attachments/E83%20November%202,%202010/candidate%20list%20updates/E83%20List%20of%20Local%20Measures%208-9-10.pdf List of local measures on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Santa Clara County]
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==References==
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[[Category:Zoning, land use and development, California, 2010]]
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[[Category:Local zoning, land use and development, California, 2010]]

Revision as of 10:21, 13 October 2012

A City of Saratoga Building Heights Limit, Measure Q ballot proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Santa Clara County. It was defeated.

Election results

  • Yes: 6,939 (49.28%)
  • No: 7,143 (50.72%) Defeatedd

These election results are from the Santa Clara County elections division as of November 27, 2010.

Supporters

Supporters of Measure Q said:

"In April, 2010, the City approved Ordinance #277, removing the 2-story height restriction on commercial buildings that had been in place for the 50+ year history of Saratoga!
Very Few Saratogans knew this was happening.
YES Measure Q will restore Saratoga’s history 2 story commercial height limit.

Jeff Schwartz, a leader in the "Yes on Q" campaign, said, "This is an issue about the future of the community."[1]

Saratoga city council candidates Jill Hunter, Nancy Kirk and Yan Zhao supported Measure Q.[1]

Opponents

The campaign for a "no" vote on Measure Q raised about $36,000 for their campaign through mid-October. The California Association of Realtors contributed about $25,000 of that total.[1]

Jeff Bell, president of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, said, "Measure Q is absolutely going to kill downtown development in Saratoga."[1]

Saratoga city council candidates Chuck Page, Pragati Grover and Emily Lo opposed Measure Q.[1]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

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

Measure Q: Shall the City of Saratoga adopt an ordinance setting a two-story limit for buildings on land in Commercial and Professional and Administrative Office zoning districts in the City and requiring voter approval of any future change to the two-story limit on those lands?

External links

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