UPDATE, APRIL 26, 9:25 A.M.: A couple of parties who were for the Playa del Norte development at North Beach in San Clemente, filed a lawsuit on April 8, alleging that the March 8 ballot, which included the Measure A referendum, had a few irregularities.
The suit was filed by Shaheen and Linda Sadeghi
, and a local resident, who believe the referendum had irregularities that affected how Measure A was read and understood by the voters. The irregularities included "the ballot title, an impartial analysis of the question in a voter information pamphlet and the way the measure was presented," according to an OC Register story
. The lawsuit aims to overturn the referendum.
ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 9, 8:00 A.M.: There's been quite an uproar in Orange County's southern-most city in regard to what one observer called a blatant attempt at a "land grab" of public property. In question was whether to move forward on a proposed redevelopment plan on 50,000 square feet of oceanfront property near the Metrolink station and the Ole Hanson Beach Club. Proposed in 2004, the final decision sat with San Clemente voters.
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Had the public voted in favor of Measure A, the project still faced final approval from the city and the Coastal Commission.