‘No on Measure B’ opposes Newland Sierra Housing Development in North County
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Voters are being asked to decide the fate of a large housing project that was previously approved by San Diego County Supervisors.
The project calls for 2,135 homes to built north of Escondido on land where the county’s blueprint for future development says only 99 homes should be allowed, plus about 2 million square feet of commercial. The development would be built just west of interstate 15 north of deer springs road.
The measure says that at least 60 percent of the new homes are guaranteed by a legally-binding covenant to be affordably priced for working families.
Those against the project say the covenant touted by Newland Sierra is a sham and cannot be enforced by anyone, but the developers themselves. They say the development does not actually include affordable housing.
The project was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Sept. 26, 2018.
Christopher Garrett from Latham & Watkins was in studio to talk about why voters should vote no on Measure B this March.