Committee forms to fight Measure H in San Luis Obispo
August 6, 2010
The debate over Prado Road took a major turn Thursday with the announcement of a new committee, formed to fight Measure H on the November ballot in San Luis Obispo.
The controversial measure, which recently qualified following a successful petition drive, calls for the planned Prado Road extension to end in a cul-de-sac near the Damon-Garcia playing fields, rather than connect with Broad Street.
Three local community leaders have agreed to co-chair the “No on Measure H Committee.” John Spatafore is a local attorney. Hillary Trout serves as president of Softec. Stacey White is an architect and environmentalist.
“Measure H is a dead end that will hurt San Luis Obispo,” said Spatafore, in the committee’s first press release. “If it passes, it will cause added traffic congestion, slow police and fire response times, discard years of public input on cross-town circulation, increase traffic through neighborhoods, deter affordable housing and ignore countless environmental studies.”
All five members of the current San Luis Obispo City Council have announced their oppostion to Measure H and will be placing an opposing argument on the November ballot.