What is it? Why is it on the ballot? What are the arguments pro and con? Read a balanced introduction of the issue at the link below. Measure T is an attempt by the City Council to comply with California State law requiring that cities build affordable housing. Measure T up-zones some parts of Encinitas so that high density housing can be built. It's a controversial issue because some residents feel that Measure T won't achieve its objective of creating affordable housing since developers will just build large numbers of expensive condos in tall, bulky buildings - harming the character of the city and stressing its infrastructure. A full treatment of the issue with links to articles and dedicated web sites in favor and against can be found here:
LINK: 2016 BALLOT MEASURES
Here's your chance to make your opinion about Measure T known and see what other Encinitas residents think. Do you support or oppose Measure T?
Background: Measure T updates the Encinitas general plan to create affordable housing in Encinitas by up-zoning selected parcels of land for higher density housing. The City Council is doing this in order to comply with California State law which requires all cities to provide affordable housing.
This poll will run through September 5.
Link: ENCINITAS POLLS
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