San Diego City Council Delays One Paseo Vote
Council will vote on Carmel Valley development on Thursday, still hearing comments Monday
Monday, May 18, 2015
Signatures force the hotly contested development planned for Del Mar Heights Road back to the San Diego City Council, where it won approval in February.
The San Diego City Council will vote Monday whether to rescind its approval of One Paseo — or let the public decide.
But opponents have collected enough signatures to force the issue back onto the council’s agenda.
Opponents and supporters are divided over the definition of "smart growth."
Supporters say One Paseo is smart growth — a mixed-use, infill development that brings offices, homes and shops to an urban area and avoids sprawl.
But opponents say it is anything but smart growth and would set a precedent for approval of denser projects in neighborhoods where traffic gridlock is already a problem.
At the February council meeting, those attending had to be shuttled up to council chambers in groups from an overflow space at Golden Hall on the civic concourse.
To accommodate the large crowds expected Monday, the meeting will be in Golden Hall and will start at 1 p.m., an hour earlier than council meetings normally start on Mondays.
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