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CHAPTER 3 San Diegans Make Choices about Their Future

Results for Specific Growth Issue Questions Overwhelming support for regional collaboration. 75% of participants support regional collaboration where cities, the county, local communities, and other organizations work together to identify and meet shared goals. Support for high-speed rail. When asked if high-speed rail should be built “to connect San Diego to Los Angeles and other major cities in California,� by almost a 4:1 margin, San Diegans strongly agreed or somewhat agreed.

credit: California High-Speed Rail Authority

Support for a new South Bay university. When asked if a new university should be built in the South Bay to meet the higher education needs of people throughout the region and to become an international hub for new job creation, nearly two-thirds strongly or somewhat agreed. Support for redevelopment of Qualcomm Stadium. Nearly two-thirds of the participants strongly or somewhat agreed that Qualcomm Stadium and its parking area should be redeveloped into a vibrant new town center with jobs and housing. Some support for select new development. Additional international airport: Participants strongly agreed or somewhat agreed, by a 2:1 margin, that because the ability to expand the existing international airport is limited, building an additional international airport would be good for the region. A new sports and entertainment complex: For the region to be world-class, nearly 50% strongly agreed or somewhat agreed that it would be necessary to build a new sports and entertainment complex to attract major professional and college-level teams and attract major cultural and sporting events. Lack of support. San Diegans were almost evenly split between support and opposition for development in areas like Rancho Guejito. Slightly more were opposed than were in favor of allowing some building along the coast to be taller than 30 feet even to avoid building on more vacant land, although a significant number were undecided. Our Greater San Diego Vision

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