Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Do NOT change the zoning on Stoneridge! If so, the property could be subject to SB 35!

Last Friday, Governor Jerry Brown signed 15 bills aimed towards improving affordable housing in California.  One of the 15 bills, Senate Bill 35, works to increase low-income housing in cities that are not meeting state-mandated housing requirements.  Cities will be required to fast-track projects involving affordable housing, making it difficult to delay these projects whether or not the projects have approval from the communities involved.  The bill also allows for housing projects with at least 11% low-income housing to increase the density of the project by 35%.  

If Measure A does NOT pass and the zoning of the StoneRidge Country Club land does not change, no housing will be allowed on the land.  If Measure A does pass, Poway will be opening its doors to potential high density housing with people and families of any age (a far cry from the 180 ondominiums for only those 55 years and older).  If providing a percentage of affordable housing, the proposed StoneRidge Country Club housing plan of 180 condominiums could quickly change to 243 condominiums (an increase of 35%) with the Poway residents being unable to refuse.  The only way to ensure that Poway will not be overrun with high density housing is to vote NO on Measure A!


  1. With the signs setting on my front porch, I hesitate to display them after reading the Sample Ballot & Voter Information Pamphlet re: Special Municipal Election - Measure 'A'... stating; 'No argument against Measure A was filed in the office of the City Clerk" ........ ? If anyone knows WHY - I love to hear from you... - Thanks you.

  2. Many have been asking why there is no opposition statement regarding Measure A on the sample ballot. The truth is that no one submitted an opposition statement by the August 1st deadline, nor were we aware of the August 1st deadline until it was too late. The signatures required to put Measure A on the ballot were submitted on June 19th, after which the county Registrar of Voters was given 30 days (until July 19th) to verify the signatures. This left people opposing Measure A less than two weeks to realize the need for an opposition statement and actually submit one. There is no professional opposition to the hundreds of thousands spent in support of Measure A. Those opposing Measure A are individual homeowners who care about their city and are trying to protect its future.

  3. Norman, it's not too late, email and grab a "No on A" sign and let's conquer some corners on intersections to raise awareness that there is vehement opposition to Measure A being snuck in.