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Toronto real estate giant is funder behind killing height limit

Just in time, we hope, for Reader-readers to VOTE NO on Proposition E and to spread the word. Prop E is not about affordable housing for San Diegans or shiny new sports venues. .Prop E is about politicians doing the bidding of big Canadian developers. and everybody who's in on the deal making a killing.. Why are we still surprised? Matt Potter tells us Canadian developer Brookfield is behind the Prop E campaign to gut our long-standing coastal zone height-limit, enacted 48 years ago as a people's initiative, to protect San Diego beaches from becoming walled-off enclaves, as in Santa Monica or Honolulu. But ambitious officeholders at City Hall, always looking for deep corporate pockets to finance their political next-steps, personally voted to put Prop E on the November 2020 ballot, along with an exemption from the city-wide 30-foot coastal height-limit law. Councilmember Jen Campbell led the pack, knowing her Midway/Sports Arena strip-mall snarl would become dramatically densified and much taller, if it were exempt from the coastal height-limit. But if Prop E should pass, legal precedent will have been eroded and the coastal height-limit law, which has protected beach areas from the Del Mar border to Laurel Street since 1972, will be washed away in a torrent of profit-taking and overbuilding everywhere. Fight back, San Diegans. Protect our height-limit in the coastal zone that protects our beaches. Vote No on Proposition E.
— October 27, 2020 2:05 p.m.

High rises around the Midway area's Sports Arena?

So much to be outraged about in San Diego City government. So little attention paid to routine public land-giveaways and private profiteering.instigated by a sold-out City Council and sanctioned by the silent daily newspaper. The struggling San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper loses good will when it fails to report the literal thick-as-thieves connection between newly-interested Sports Arena/Midway redeveloper Erik Judson and sports complex profiteerJohn Moores. This Sports Arena area gambit is even more terrible than the land giveaway John Moores scored for building the baseball stadium in East Village at public expense.. In this instance, an ugly hodgepodge of commercial urban sprawl amidst heavily-trafficked confusing streets is proposed to be razed and replaced with densely-populated high-rise towers --crucially accomplished by suspending San Diego's hard-won 30-foot coastal zone height-limit, passed as a citizens' initiative in 1972. Voters should recognize the camels' nose under the tent here. VOTE NO when this measure appears on your November ballot. It was brought to you by our City Council which is beholden to developers for political campaign finance money. If the longstanding 30-foot coastal zone height-limit law is suspended in the blighted Sports Arena/Midway area, it surely will open up the Marine Corps Reserve Depot and all San Diego beachfront lands to subsequent high-rise redevelopment.
— August 19, 2020 6:41 p.m.

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