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Measure G Leads In Returns, Which Would Pave Way For SDSU Expansion In Mission Valley Site

A rendering of the SDSU West project, April 27, 2018.

Credit: San Diego State University

Above: A rendering of the SDSU West project, April 27, 2018.

Measure G

YES: 66.23%

NO: 33.77%

100% precincts reporting

UPDATED: 11:55 a.m., Nov. 7, 2018

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UPDATED: 11:55 a.m., Nov. 7, 2018

All precincts are now reporting complete election results for San Diego County. Measure G, also known as SDSU West, was approved by a majority of voters.

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San Diego voters have so far voted in favor of the Measure G proposal to redevelop the Mission Valley site by building an auxiliary campus for San Diego State University, possibly including a new football stadium.

Measure G, known as SDSU West, is a proposal by a group San Diego State University boosters — Friends of SDSU — which if it prevails in the polls would allow the university to buy a sizeable portion of the Mission Valley stadium site to build an auxiliary campus.

San Diego voters have a chance Nov. 6 to choose between two competing ideas on how to redevelop the Mission Valley stadium site.

SDSU officials have called the ballot measure the opportunity of a lifetime. The initiative gives the university an option to buy about 132 acres of the 166-acre Mission Valley property.

Measure G calls for the construction of a multisports stadium, office space, 4,500 housing units, hotel space and a promise to build a river park on city-owned land.

That $3 billion vision was unveiled just before last Thanksgiving with the idea that the entire region would benefit from the school’s growth.

The school’s vision included drawings and animations that are widely featured in the Friends of SDSU material promoting Measure G.

Measure G backers say the sweeping redevelopment plan was the best option out there.

“This is the best initiative for the region of San Diego because it will grow the campus in an open and transparent process, and it will also grow the economy which means it will benefit the entire area for years and years to come,” SDSU West spokeswoman Katy Temple said.

Measure G backers worked to give the university a chance to develop a campus-like environment in Mission Valley — one that included a sports stadium, housing, classrooms and open space.

And the measure boasted a lot of supporters who have endorsed the SDSU West vision.

“We have a big coalition of support and endorsements, which we’re grateful for, and we want to take that to the next level and have them mobilize all their contacts so that we can reach as many, many, many people as possible,” said Temple.

The measure is competing against Measure E, known as SoccerCity. Both measures need to get more than 50 percent of the vote. If both pass that threshold, the one with the most votes wins. If neither measure gets 50 percent, the issue will be decided by the San Diego City Council.

San Diego voters have so far voted in favor of the Measure G proposal to redevelop the Mission Valley site by building an auxiliary campus for San Diego State University, possibly including a new football stadium.

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