In less than a month, San Diego voters will decide whether they should have veto power over new housing developments in unincorporated areas of the county.
Two measures on the March ballo t deal with new housing developments that don’t comply with the county’s general plan, which dictates what gets built where and who makes those decisions.
Measure A would require San Diego voters countywide to approve general plan amendments that increase residential density in semi-rural and rural areas. Measure B would approve a project called Newland Sierra. It was first OK’d by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 2018, but residents forced it to a referendum after collecting enough signatures.
Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia break down what both measures would do on this week’s San Diego Explained.