San Diego Marine Terminal Redevelopment Initiative, Proposition B (November 2008)
A San Diego Marine Terminal Redevelopment Initiative effort was launched in March 2008. The objective is to collect enough signatures to place an initiative on the November 2008 ballot in San Diego, California. 62,000 signatures have been submitted versus a requirement of 34,462 valid signatures, so it is likely the measure will earn a spot on the ballot. July 24 is the deadline for checking the signatures.
The initiative calls for various improvements at San Diego's 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, which is southeast of the San Diego Convention Center. The improvements might include 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 is supporting the ballot initiative. Environmentalists and waterfront property owners object to the proposed initiative.
There are some indications that a lawsuit might be filed against the initiative.
- Port opposes plan for development, June 13, 2008
- San Diego Union-Tribune, "Port building initiative encounters opposition", April 8, 2008
- San Diego Daily Transcript, "Port looking into legality of proposed marine terminal ballot measure", April 9, 2008