This letter, written by San Juan Capistrano City Councilmen Sam Allevato and Larry Kramer, is in response to the. If approved, Measure B will uphold changes made to the Distrito La Novia-San Juan Meadows development, a mixed-use project consisting of a large, equestrian center; retail outlets and homes.
Don't let them deceive your about the choice
The choice is not between "no development" and "some development." The choice is between a massive development approved in 1998 and could be built today and a more modest development with 50 percent fewer residential units.
Don't let them deceive you about the project
The new owner purchased the property with the 1998 approval in place and spent 3 1/2 years and more than 30 public hearings working with community groups and the City Council to create a project that is commercially viable and community friendly.
Vote YES to preserve our open space and expand our trail network
62 percent of the project remains open space, including an equestrian center. It expands our trail network and provides trail head parking to make our open space more accessible—at no cost to the city.
Vote YES for community-friendly retail and jobs for San Juan Capistrano residents
This project will provide much-needed retail, create jobs for San Juan Capistrano residents and produce sales tax revenues for essential city services—at no cost to the city.
Vote YES for traffic improvements
This project will realign La Novia with Interstate 5 on-and-off ramps, make intersection and signal improvements to Valle and San Juan Creek roads, and add a sidewalk and bike lane along La Novia—before one house is occupied.
To provide jobs for local residents, preserve the unique character of our city, and have a project planned with community input, vote YES on Measure B.
Coming up tomorrow: A rebuttal to today's argument in favor of Measure B.
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