Brisbane Election – Measure JJ
On November 6th, the 2,745 registered voters of Brisbane had the opportunity to have their say on the City Council sponsored initiative, Measure JJ. The election asked the Brisbane community for authorization of a General Plan Amendment that would allow housing on the Baylands site.
Measure JJ tallied at 10 points ahead, 55.2% to 44.8% with an impressive voter turnout of 78%! While UPC was not involved with the campaign, it was exciting to see that in supporting Measure JJ, the voters of Brisbane have chosen to move forward with the next steps in building a world-class, sustainable community at the Baylands. This will facilitate the cleanup of environmental issues in the area, the restoration of the Brisbane Lagoon, approximately 170 acres of publicly accessible open space and recreation areas, neighborhood-serving retail and more.
We commend the entire City Council as well as many local Brisbane supporters, all of whom demonstrated courage, strength and leadership by advancing this project while ensuring local control.
The election result is a critical step in advancing the project, but it is the beginning rather than the end of a process that will rely on community involvement at each step of the way. We look forward to continuing our dialogue with community members about the Specific Plan and Development Agreement.
Visit our Project Updates page to learn more about the background behind Measure JJ and the Baylands development, and feel free to reach out if you have questions.