San Diego voters considering three major ballot measures in March Primary

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Voters across San Diego county will have to consider three big measures on the upcoming March ballot.

Measure A, also called the Safeguard Our San Diego Countryside Initiative, would require voters to approve some changes to the County’s general plan, changes that would increase residential density (the number of dwelling units in an area) in semi-rural and rural areas.

Measure B, the Newland Sierra Development 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. This 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.

Voters who live within the City of San Diego are also being asked to consider Measure C, which is an initiative to increase the hotel visitor tax for convention center expansion, homelessness programs and street repairs.

KUSI Contributor and AM 760 Radio Host Mark Larson was in studio to discuss the measures.

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