San Diego Marine Terminal Redevelopment Initiative, Proposition B (November 2008)
A San Diego Marine Terminal Redevelopment Initiative, also known as Proposition B, appeared on the November 4 ballot in San Diego, California. 62,000 signatures were submitted to qualify the measure for the ballot.
Proposition B was defeated with 29.61% of the vote.
The initiative called for various improvements at San Diego's 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, which is southeast of the San Diego Convention Center. The improvements might have included a hotel, sports arena, a park, a stadium or some other project. If the ballot initiative is approved, the authority to make these these redevelopment decisions would bein the hands of the San Diego Port Commission.
Developer Richard Chase supported the ballot initiative. Environmentalists and waterfront property owners objected to the proposed initiative.
The language on the ballot said:
- "Shall the San Diego Unified Port District's Master Plan be Amended by the Adoption of "The Port of San Diego Marine Freight Preservation and Bayfront Redevelopment Initiative?"
- Port opposes plan for development, June 13, 2008
- San Diego Union-Tribune, "Port building initiative encounters opposition", April 8, 2008