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October 13, 1985

Contrary to some glaring misconceptions as to what Proposition A is all about, let me state:

It is an initiative to protect our growth management plan, devised when Sen. Pete Wilson was our mayor, which allowed for certain designated lands not to be developed until 1995. Contrary to this plan, the City Council has, on numerous occasions, seen fit to shift areas designated for "future urbanization" to that of a "planned urban" status. Take a look at our I-15 corridor from Scripps Ranch to Rancho Bernardo, and you will have an idea where this leads us. Exceptions become the rule and violations an everyday affair.

Proposition A does not mean that indiscriminate building would or would not take place in Rancho Bernardo. That is already designated a planned urban area, and our vote on Nov. 5 will do nothing to affect development there. Special interests are saying that Proposition A will "jam growth into existing neighborhoods and create the very Los Angelization proponents hope to stop." That is a misrepresentation of fact.

Proposition A wants to ensure that the City Council keeps to the city's growth management plan providing for managed, orderly and cost-effective growth.

ELLEN BARNETT

San Diego

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