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Mission Bay Park is one of several regional parks that could be impacted by a ballot initiative known as Measure J.
Measure J would direct money from Mission Bay Park’s commercial leases to fund improvements projects at regional parks. Measure J’s gotten unanimous support from the City Council and an oversight committee for Mission Bay Park. But some Mission Bay Park supporters have concerns with it.
The other park-related measure on the November ballot is called Measure I. Despite state law and city charter rules against it, a school has called Balboa Park home for nearly 135 years.
That school, San Diego High, was established years before those rules were in place, butits lease with the city will be up in 2024.
That’s triggered a debate about the future of San Diego High, and now San Diegans will decide the school’s fate by voting on Measure I. A yes on Measure I would amend the city charter so San Diego High can remain in Balboa Park, and a no would mean the school would need to relocate after 2024.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt detail the two measures involving city parks.