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{{tnr}}A '''San Anselmo Rules for Properties below Sea Level, Measure E''' ballot proposition will be on the {{nov03ca2009}} in {{marin}} for voters in the Town of San Anselmo.  Measure E is a [[veto referendum]] placed on the ballot by citizens who are challenging home-size restrictions approved by the Town of Anselmo Council.  A "yes" votes supports the home-size restrictions.  A "no" vote overturns the home-size restrictions.
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|}</div>A '''San Anselmo Rules for Properties below Sea Level, Measure E''' ballot proposition will be on the {{nov03ca2009}} in {{marin}} for voters in the Town of San Anselmo.
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The question on the ballot will be, "Shall the ordinance of the San Anselmo Town Council establishing maximum floor
 
The question on the ballot will be, "Shall the ordinance of the San Anselmo Town Council establishing maximum floor
 
area and maximum lot coverage for single family properties located below 150
 
area and maximum lot coverage for single family properties located below 150
 
feet mean sea level elevation be adopted?"
 
feet mean sea level elevation be adopted?"
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==Supporters of a "yes" vote==
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* The Marin Independent-Journal urges its readers to vote "yes" on Measure E.  They say, "Design may be more important than square footage, but having standards well-detailed in city building rules is the best way to settle disputes over "McMansions." The goal of the town law was to spell out local house-size restrictions for homeowners, potential buyers and neighbors who are worried that neighborhoods are getting overbuilt."<ref name=ij/>
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==Opponents of the new home-size restrictions==
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Former mayors Paul Chignell and Jeff Kroot urge a "no" vote.  They believe that San Anselmo's new restrictions for properties in the flatlands are too burdensome and will prevent people from building additions if their family size increases.<ref name=ij>[http://www.marinij.com/opinion/ci_13543064 ''Marin Independent Journal'', "Editorial: IJ's recommendations on Ross Valley ballot measures", October 12, 2009]</ref>
  
 
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* [http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/RV/main/election_info/Measures/2009/docs/11-09/Measures.pdf Measures on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Marin County]
 
* [http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/RV/main/election_info/Measures/2009/docs/11-09/Measures.pdf Measures on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Marin County]
 
* [http://www.townofsananselmo.org/ Website of the Town of Anselmo]
 
* [http://www.townofsananselmo.org/ Website of the Town of Anselmo]
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* [http://www.smartgrowthsananselmo.com/sitemap-measure-e.html Website of the "Yes on E" committee]
 
* [http://www.townofsananselmo.org/townclerk/files/yesone410.pdf Statement of organization of the "Yes on E" committee]
 
* [http://www.townofsananselmo.org/townclerk/files/yesone410.pdf Statement of organization of the "Yes on E" committee]
 
* [http://www.townofsananselmo.org/townclerk/files/2far410.pdf Statement of organization of the "No on E" committee]
 
* [http://www.townofsananselmo.org/townclerk/files/2far410.pdf Statement of organization of the "No on E" committee]
  
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Revision as of 09:22, 17 October 2009

A San Anselmo Rules for Properties below Sea Level, Measure E ballot proposition will be on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Marin County for voters in the Town of San Anselmo. Measure E is a veto referendum placed on the ballot by citizens who are challenging home-size restrictions approved by the Town of Anselmo Council. A "yes" votes supports the home-size restrictions. A "no" vote overturns the home-size restrictions.

The question on the ballot will be, "Shall the ordinance of the San Anselmo Town Council establishing maximum floor area and maximum lot coverage for single family properties located below 150 feet mean sea level elevation be adopted?"

Supporters of a "yes" vote

  • The Marin Independent-Journal urges its readers to vote "yes" on Measure E. They say, "Design may be more important than square footage, but having standards well-detailed in city building rules is the best way to settle disputes over "McMansions." The goal of the town law was to spell out local house-size restrictions for homeowners, potential buyers and neighbors who are worried that neighborhoods are getting overbuilt."[1]

Opponents of the new home-size restrictions

Former mayors Paul Chignell and Jeff Kroot urge a "no" vote. They believe that San Anselmo's new restrictions for properties in the flatlands are too burdensome and will prevent people from building additions if their family size increases.[1]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Marin Independent Journal, "Editorial: IJ's recommendations on Ross Valley ballot measures", October 12, 2009

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