What is the General Plan?
What is a General Plan Amendment (GPA)?
How do General Plan Amendments (GPAs) work?
How would YES on Measure N affect the General Plan Amendment process?
Will the Initiative prevent affordable housing?
Will the State force Santee to build even more houses on Fanita Ranch or the golf course if we don't allow the current project proposals?
The State does not force housing into Cal Fire designated Very High Fire Severity Zones like Fanita Ranch and does not force housing into floodplains such as the Carlton Oaks Golf Course. The State discourages risky locations because eventually we all must bear the costs of poorly sited developments.
Will the Initiative prevent mom and pop residents or small businesses from improving their property?
Where is Fanita Ranch?
How large is the proposed subdivision?
Is Fanita in a fire hazard area?
How long would it take for Fanita residents to evacuate?
Who pays for the school and how much?
The cost of an elementary school is likely to exceed $70 million according to the Santee School District. The public pays all of the cost except a parcel pledged by the developer.
How much traffic will the Fanita Ranch project produce?
Who owns Fanita Ranch?
When does the project go to city council for their decision?
Haven’t we voted down 3,000-units on Fanita Ranch before?
Haven’t the courts ruled against Fanita Ranch?
Does endangered wildlife exist on Fanita?
Why hasn’t Fanita been conserved similar to other valuable parcels in the region?
What can I do to help?
Who is opposing Measure N & Q and why?
Frequently Asked Questions
General Plan Protection Initiative Measure N and Fanita Ranch:
What is the current Term Limit for Santee City Council?
What is the Term Limit proposed by the Santee Term Limits citizens’ initiative?
Is the citizen’s Initiative retroactive or post dated?
How does the Santee Term Limits Initiative compare to Term Limits in other cities?
For the Santee City Council’s competing measure, what is the Term Limit proposed?
Could the competing measure be a strategy to defeat both Term Limits measures?
Why do we need Term Limits?
Incumbent politicians in Santee hold a significant advantage in fundraising that has traditionally entrenched officials for multiple terms. Development interests cultivate extended relationships with some officials who themselves have positions that benefit financially from development decisions. Periodically, the City can benefit from a broader base of Council members with the fresh ideas and energy that are generated by competitive, non-incumbent elections.