SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Local elected officials from Chula Vista to Oceanside are all saying the same thing: Measure B is the best thing the region can do to address the housing crisis and help keep families in San Diego by providing quality, affordable housing.
Local elected officials who support Measure B, Yes for Better, include:
Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas, Santee Mayor Randy Voepel, El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, Vista Mayor Judy Ritter, San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond, former Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks, former Escondido Mayor Ernie Cowan, Oceanside City Council member Jerry Kern, and former Carlsbad City Council member Julie Nygaard. They all say Yes on Measure B.
San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond said about Measure B, "We have to understand that San Diego County's housing crisis is not a product of people moving here, it's about our younger generations not having the means to buy or rent here and having to relocate. Yes on B will provide our children and grandchildren with housing opportunities so that our families can stay together and people can live closer to where they work, and it will help relieve development pressures within the County's incorporated cities."
As we have seen so many times in California, and particularly San Diego, politics can be an impediment to responsible community planning. Because of this lack of leadership and uncertainty created by court decision, the initiative process has now become an important option for those seeking to address the County's housing crisis.
The highlights of the proposed community are hard to ignore:
- Measure B will create quality housing for middle-class families and first-time homebuyers and seniors.
- It will provide 200-Room Group Care Facility
- It guarantees 25 acres of parks and 16 miles of trails
- It will provide a Recycling Center for use by the general public
- It makes possible a Water Reclamation Plant to produce recycled water, reducing the amount of water currently consumed at the site.
For these reasons and many more, elected officials across the County of San Diego are saying Yes on Measure B.
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SOURCE Yes for Better