City’s rules committee to discuss proposed march 2020 ballot measures

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council’s Rules Committee will hold a special meeting Wednesday to review the ballot measures that have been proposed for the March 3, 2020, primary election.

During its meeting, the committee is scheduled to consider 16 proposed initiatives, which, if approved by the committee, will be sent to the full council to be placed on the ballot. The approved ballot measures must also be drawn up by the city attorney’s office.

One of the highest profile proposals is from the San Diego Housing Federation, which submitted a $900 million bond to build affordable housing for military veterans, homeless families, seniors and disabled people. The housing federation initially planned to put the bond on the 2018 ballot but elected in June 2018 to push it to the March 2020 ballot.

“We plan to build a strong, broad coalition of support over the next two years, as well as conduct significant campaign funding for a local affordable housing initiative in 2020,” housing federation Executive Director Stephen Russell said last June.

The committee will also consider proposals from City Councilman Scott Sherman, who is seeking to change the appointment process for the city auditor, and City Attorney Mara Elliott, who is seeking changes to the city’s Community Review Board on Police Practices.

The committee is scheduled to meet in the 12th floor City Council Chambers in the City Administration Building, located at 202 C St. The meeting is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics