Chino Voters Support 3 Zone Change Measures

(July 9) With just seven percent of the city of Chino’s 31,789 registered voters participating in Tuesday’s special mail election, three measures that amended the city’s general plan to allow for the rezoning of designated areas to residential use were passed.
The mail balloting was necessitated by 1988’s Measure M passed by Chino’s voters, which prevents the city council from converting the zoning of non-residential land to residential use or otherwise upping the city’s population density without prior voter approval.
Because a handful of landowners wanted their property rezoned to residential for development, they requested the election. Three measures were offered to voters for a decision: Measure H, Measure I and Measure J.
Measure H called for rezoning 11.6 acres south of Schaefer Avenue between Fern Avenue and Euclid Avenue. Measure H was endorsed by both the city council and the planning commission. It passed with 60.3 percent of the vote.
Measure I sought rezoning approval on 9.2 acres at the east side of Central Avenue and north of Francis Avenue.
Measure I received 61.2 percent of the ballots cast.
Measure J proposed rezoning 38.5 acres of former dairyland north of Eucalyptus Avenue between San Antonio and Euclid avenues. It received 59.8 percent.

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