Update: Proposition H Fails
Reporting 10 of 10 at 100.0% counted:
NO 68.86 %
YES 31.14 %
Voting results: https://www.sdvote.org/PickRace.asp
eCoronado.com has been getting loads of emails, comments, calls and just plain outbursts about the upcoming Proposition H election scheduled for June 8th, 2010. So, let us know what you think about the upcoming election and if you feel comfortable, let us know how you plan on voting in the comments below.
The City Council of Coronado has placed an Advisory Ballot Measure (Proposition H) on the June 8 ballot for Coronado Voters, in conjunction with the Statewide Primary Election on the same date.
Proposition H asks:
Do you support the City continuing to use and seek federal, state, and local funding to complete the study of long-term traffic relief options, including a tunnel, between the Coronado Bridge and Naval Air Station North Island?
Proposition H is an advisory measure being presented by the Coronado City Council seeking a determination of whether (1) the community supports the use of existing federal, state and local funding to complete the ongoing study of long-term traffic relief options (the "Study"), including the option of a tunnel between the San Diego - Coronado bridge (the "Bridge") and Naval Air Station North Island ("NASNI"), and (2) whether the community supports continued efforts to obtain and use future new federal, state and local funding to implement the ultimate design and construction of improvements of long-term traffic relief options identified in the Study.
The City of Coronado has been evaluating possible alternatives that could address easing traffic on the bridge, in the community and coming to and from Naval Air Station North Island for the past 12 years.
The project report and environmental studies began in 2004 and currently are 90 percent complete for what is now known as the SR 75/282 Transportation Corridor project. The ballot measure is in regard to this project.
Argument In Favor Of Proposition H (PDF signed by the Mayor and 3 Council Members)
Argument Against Proposition H (PDF signed by 1 Council Member and 1 Citizen)
City Attorney's Impartial Analysis (PDF)
Additional Proposition H Information
As an advisory measure the City is not bound by the results of the vote. Should the measure fail the City can still proceed to complete the Study, and can choose to pursue federal, state and local funding options for the implementation of traffic relief measures, including a tunnel between the Bridge and NASNI; conversely, should the measure be approved, the City can choose not to proceed with the completion of the Study, or could cease efforts to seek federal, state and local funds for the design and construction of improvements identified in the Study. As of March 2010, the City of Coronado has approximately $7.9 million to complete the project report and environmental study and the estimated costs to complete the study is approximately $2 million.
The material above is from the City of Coronado website. More information can be found here.
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