The San Diego Chapter has endorsed this initiative and urge our member’s to sign the initiative to qualify for the ballot.

WE NEED YOUR HELP !

The purpose of the Safeguard Our San Diego Countryside Initiative is to preserve the character and integrity of the region’s countryside. The initiative would impose a voter approval requirement for County General Plan amendments that increase residential density in semi-rural and rural areas, with certain exceptions, and would enact other policies that support sound land use.

We’re mailing and delivering petitions – to signature gatherers as far away as Anza-Borrego and Descanso – to as close as Oceanside, Escondido and downtown San Diego.   Are you new to signature gathering? Questions on the SOS petition?

We will provide you all the important rules and information – and helpful tips to be effective.

Below are locations to pick up new petitions and return completed ones.

Please don’t hesitate to call me for anyway I can assist you – 858-231-0156

With gratitude and appreciation,

George Courser

Conservation Committee Chair

This initiative will

  • Ensure that the San Diego County General Plan continues to safeguard the County’s unique and diverse environmental resources.
  • Address the fact that developers have recently proposed controversial amendments to the General Plan that would significantly increase the density of development outside of existing towns and villages.
  • Provide San Diego County residents with the power to approve revisions to the General Plan that would allow more intense residential development in rural and semi-rural areas.
  • Allow the County and its communities to continue to accommodate housing need, especially within village and rural village boundaries.
  • Ensure that other General Plan policies related to Specific Plan Areas and density transfers cannot be used to circumvent the voter approval requirement.