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What you need to know about Measure B

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 17:49:56-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Measure B is heading to the ballot on March 3 and would mean changes to the county’s General Plan to build more housing.

The county’s existing plan calls for 99 homes and as much as two million square feet of commercial property with open space.

In 2018, the County Board of Supervisors approved Newland Sierra Project. The General Plan Amendment would authorize up to 2,199 homes and 1,777,684 square feet of commercial space.

The approved Newland Sierra Project includes a planned community of 2,135 homes, a school site, 81,000 square feet of retail, 36 acres of parks and 1,209 acres of open space. The project would be located north of Deer Springs Road and west of I-15 near Escondido.

A “yes” vote on the measure means the Newland Sierra General Plan amendment will become effective.

A “No” vote means the amendment will not become effective.

Click here to read the full text of the measure.