If Measure G passes, the city loses all control of the land.
An unelected board can decide what to build there without any regard for San Diego’s local rules or regulations.
The City Attorney makes it clear: measure g could not require sdsu to take any particular actions
According to the City Attorney Memo on 3/1/2018:
“The City has no jurisdiction over SDSU now or as a result of the Initiative. Therefore, if the Existing Stadium Site is sold to SDSU, the City’s development regulations and processes would not apply.” (Page 4)
“The City would have no control over the SDSU Campus Master Plan process, or the CEQA review completed for the Master Plan.” (Page 9)
There are no tools to enforce development Regulations against the state
“However, if the Site is sold to SDSU, it will become State property, and the development process would be governed by State law, not the City's development regulations or processes. As a result, while the Initiative would add new requirements to the Municipal Code, the City could not enforce those requirements against the State.” (Page 9)
None of the plan revealed by measure g proponents is binding
“Will adoption of the Initiative require that the development outlined in the Initiative be built? No.” (Page 10)
“Therefore, the final development plan for the Existing Stadium Site will not be known until the Campus Master Plan revision process is complete, CEQA review has been performed, and the State Board of Trustees grants its approval.” (Page 5)
In fact, a Measure G proponent has stated that what has been proposed is “just one concept.”
The only way to change course if measure G passes is by another initiative process
To change course in the next 20 years if this initiative passes and the City doesn’t like to design, the mitigation or the price offered, there needs to be another initiative. In other words, the developers have the City cornered without any leverage.
“If the Initiative is adopted either by the Council or the voters, no provisions can be changed before the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Initiative without a majority vote of the people” (Page 12)