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Effort building to get Safeguard Countryside initiative on November ballot

Effort building to get Safeguard Countryside initiative on November ballot

San Diegans for Managed Growth is working to get the Safeguard Our San Diego Countryside (SOS) on the ballot this November, aiming to give residents a stronger voice on development in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

SOS will require voter approval for amendments to the General Plan that increase residential density in semi-rural and rural areas.The measure excludes affordable housing and density increases of five units or less.

San Diegans for Managed Growth’s volunteer and paid signature-gathering campaign has been ongoing over the past few months—they will need 110,000 signatures by May in order to make the ballot.

“We deserve a vote,” said Gigi Theberge,...

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