After the Calistoga City Council agreed in May to rezone the 22.5-acre Silver Rose property, allowing expanded development of the resort on Highway 29, dissenting residents mobilized in a referendum campaign.
They gathered enough signatures to place Measure B on the ballot, asking Calistoga voters to overturn the decision.
The measure asks:
Shall Ordinance No. 681 approved by the City Council be adopted to establish certain planned development regulations for the property located on and near 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, which will allow the development of the Silver Rose resort and residential project?
Measure B supporters say the Silver Rose project is too large for Calistoga. They want to send the developers back to the drawing board to scale it down.
Opponents say the currently-proposed Silver Rose development will bring both temporary and permanent jobs to the city, help fund public services, retire municipal debt and provide the local school district with an estimated $900 per student each year for the next decade.
For the ballot arguments and rebuttals on each side of the measure, please see the attached or visit the City of Calistoga website.
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