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City of Saratoga Building Heights Limit, Measure Q (November 2010)

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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]

Ballot question

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?

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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