Politifest 2020: Oceanside and Backcountry Development — North River Farms
Moderated by Kayla Jimenez, VOSD reporter
Oceanside voters will decide the fate of North River Farms, a 585-home, agriculture-themed, mixed-use development proposed for the city’s rural Morro Hills region. Oceanside City Council decided to place the measure on the ballot after a hard-fought effort by residents to collect enough signatures for a referendum on the controversial project. The project is one of several controversial housing projects to go to the ballot in recent years in San Diego county’s backcountry.
- Dennis Martinek, retired professor of business/economics and urban planning
- Kathi Carbone, community advocate and human rights activist
- Tanya Castaneda, communications director, Yes on L
- Catherine Ferguson, land use attorney and co-founder of the North County YIMBY group
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