Appellate Court Affirms SDSU West Place on November 2018 Ballot

Court denies City Attorney appeal to remove initiative from ballot and allows voters the right to approve SDSU West in upcoming November election


SAN DIEGO, CA  – Yesterday evening, an Appellate Court upheld a recent trial court ruling affirming the SDSU West initiative’s placement on the upcoming November 2018 ballot. The ruling denies San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott’s attempt to remove SDSU West from the ballot and provides San Diegans the opportunity to vote on the initiative this November.


“With no further legal barriers in our path and overwhelming support from San Diegans, SDSU West is officially headed for the November ballot,” said Friends of SDSU spokeswoman Katy Temple. “The Court’s decision confirms what we’ve known all along – SDSU West is in the best interests of the community. It is the only initiative that creates an opportunity for SDSU to expand its campus through an open and transparent process that will benefit our regional economy for generations to come.”


The Appellate Court’s ruling is the latest announcement continuing positive momentum for SDSU West. Recently, the California State University Board of Trustees, Sierra Club, Lincoln Club of San Diego County, Linda Vista Planning Group, Point Loma Democratic Club, SDSU Alumni Association and Aztec Club have all endorsed SDSU West. This news also comes as a recent poll found that San Diegans prefer SDSU West to SoccerCity by nearly 2-to-1.


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