San Diego Marine Terminal Redevelopment Initiative, Proposition B (November 2008)
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?"
Path to the ballot
62,000 signatures were submitted to qualify the measure for the ballot.
- San Diego Union-Tribune, "Port building initiative encounters opposition", April 8, 2008
- Port opposes plan for development, June 13, 2008