This morning the Court ruled Measure “I” [A proposed City Charter amendment weakening existing City Charter protection for dedicated Park Lands and authorizing a give-away of 34 acres of Balboa Park to the San Diego Unified School District] may be placed on the November, 2016 ballot. Park advocate David Lundin and his counsel Craig Sherman contended the City Council failed to comply with state laws governing the Charter amendment process requiring a series of well-noticed public hearings before a proposed Charter amendment may properly be placed on the ballot. In this pre-election expedited hearing, those claims were denied without prejudice to these and additional legal hurdles being raised after the November election. Balboa Park Heritage Association strongly supports this continued legal and political challenge. Lundin stated “As the City Attorney himself argued,these challenges may properly be brought after the election results are counted. That will be done.”
BALBOA PARK HERITAGE ASSOCIATION PRESS STATEMENT RE: Court Rules to place Measure “I” In theNovember Ballot; Major Legal Hurdles Remain. Will this Give-Away of 34 Acres of Balboa Park Lands to San Diego Unified School District and Charter Amendment Eliminating Existing Protection for Dedicated Park Lands to permit non-Park of dedicated Park Lands Receive Voter Approval? Will this Illegal Give-Away Survive Post-Election Judicial Review?
DATE: September 8, 2016.
CONTACT PERSON: David Lundin
E Mail Address: LoveBalboaPark@GMail.com
Phone: 619 807 2694
Ballot Measure “I” Gets on the Ballot; Still Faces Major Legal and Political Hurdles.