City of Saratoga Building Heights Limit, Measure Q (November 2010)
Supporters of Measure Q say:
- "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, says, "This is an issue about the future of the community."
Saratoga city council candidates Jill Hunter, Nancy Kirk and Yan Zhao support Measure Q.
The campaign for a "no" vote on Measure Q had raised about $36,000 for their campaign through mid-October. The California Association of Realtors contributed about $25,000 of that total.
Jeff Bell, president of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, says, "Measure Q is absolutely going to kill downtown development in Saratoga."
Saratoga city council candidates Chuck Page, Pragati Grover and Emily Lo are opposed to Measure Q.
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?|
- "Yes on Q" campaign website
- List of local measures on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Santa Clara County
- San Jose Mercury News, "Outside money flows into Saratoga's Measure Q", October 31, 2010
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