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HEIGHTENING THE STAKES: Under SB 330, City Council can overturn 30-foot height limit

HEIGHTENING THE STAKES: Under SB 330, City Council can overturn 30-foot height limit

If Senate Bill (SB) 330 is passed in its current form, keeping La Jolla’s coastline from scraping the sky will be up to the San Diego City Council and no longer to the voters (not directly, anyway).

A provision not clearly stated in the bill gives either the San Diego City Council or the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors (whichever has jurisdiction) the sole power to overturn Prop D’s 30-foot coastal height restriction — established by public vote in 1972 — on a project-by-project basis.

The Light learned of the provision during an update given by Mathew Gordon, representative for Assembly member Todd Gloria, at the May 7 Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC)...

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