With all precincts reporting, unofficial elections results Wednesday morning show Measures N and O being defeated.
Measure N would amend the Richmond General Plan 2030 to allow for a development of 59 single-family homes in Marina Bay.
Measure O would prohibit City Council from compensating Richmond’s City Manager in excess of five times the median household income for the City of Richmond.
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, a staunch opponent of both measures, praised the elections results Wednesday morning in his email newsletter, saying “sanity prevailed” at the polls.
“Measures N and O were placed on the ballot by Florida would-be developer Richard Poe, who tried to make an end run around the normal planning and public review process with Measure N and tried to punish the City of Richmond with Measure O by reducing the city manager’s compensation to an unrealistic level,” Butt said.
Supporters of Measure N argue city leaders want to block the 59-unit development in order to over-develop the city’s waterfront. The city says the proposed development, described as a suburban-style housing project, doesn’t fit with Richmond’s growing waterfront, which will soon have a ferry terminal and Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay.
The Richmond Chamber of Commerce also opposed both measures.
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