Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure W

The following is the Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure W, which was submitted to the City and will appear in the Voter Information Pamphlet for the November 8th election.

VOTE NO ON 4-STORY OCEANSIDE BUILDINGS WITH 206 HOUSING UNITS

DON’T BE MISLED. Measure W authorizes the City Council to rezone the Quarry to allow 4-story buildings with 206 multi-family units — bad development that doesn’t belong on our coastside. The proponents conveniently left this out of their argument.

VOTE NO ON EMPTY PROMISES 

DON’T BE FOOLED by empty promises of “community benefits” and “significant new tax revenue.” The City’s official report confirms that Measure W neither guarantees nor requires that a hotel or any commercial components ever be built. We believe any Quarry development must be appropriate for our coastside and be revenue-positive. Measure W doesn’t ensure this. The developer’s promises are unenforceable.

VOTE NO ON A BLANK CHECK

The City’s official report says that Measure W doesn’t approve a specific project. It is a vague proposal to build a whole new neighborhood, with no review of traffic and environmental impacts until after we vote. The City’s report concludes that under this measure, neither the City nor the voters could compel the developer to build the things he is promising.

VOTE NO ON ELIMINATING YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE

Proponents say you aren’t giving up your rights. WRONG. The City’s official report says that Measure W will “eliminate the vote requirement for any residential development on the Quarry Site” except under limited circumstances. The developer could build housing without any commercial elements, with no further public vote.

VOTE NO ON MEASURE W

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