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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: 6,939 (49.28%)
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* No: 7,143 (50.72%) {{defeated}}
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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.
  
 
==Supporters==
 
==Supporters==
  
Supporters of Measure Q say:
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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!
 
:"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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:YES Measure Q will restore Saratoga’s history 2 story commercial height limit.
 
:YES Measure Q will restore Saratoga’s history 2 story commercial height limit.
  
==Should out of the area groups and money dictate Saratoga’s future?==
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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/>
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'''Vote YES on Q'''
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Saratoga city council candidates Jill Hunter, Nancy Kirk and Yan Zhao supported Measure Q.<ref name=saratoga/>
  
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==Opponents==
  
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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>
  
Who is paying for the opposition campaign?
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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/>
  
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.
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Saratoga city council candidates Chuck Page, Pragati Grover and Emily Lo opposed Measure Q.<ref name=saratoga/>
** Figures from the “No on Q” required FPPC form 460, available as a public record at City Hall.
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How have they spent that money?
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$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.
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==Text of measure==
 
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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.
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How about “Yes on Q?” (A Message from your Real Neighbors)
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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 Association Realtors (CAR) Political Action Committee (PAC) dictate Saratoga a small town's future?==
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{{Q box |
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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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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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{{wikipedia|Saratoga, California|Saratoga}}
 
* [http://VoteYESonQ.com/ "Yes on Q" campaign website]
 
* [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:

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?[2]

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 San Jose Mercury News, "Outside money flows into Saratoga's Measure Q", October 31, 2010
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.