In a recent OB Rag poll, nearly three out of 4 respondents indicated their support for the thirty foot height limit – with a good portion wanting to see the limit extend throughout the City of San Diego.
58% supported it and agreed that it was “passed in the public interest by the public”; another 15% want to see it “expanded throughout much of the rest of” San Diego, and obviously support it, for a supportive total of nearly 73%.
5% felt it had outlived its usefulness and needs to be removed from the books. Another 7.4% would like to see some flexibility in how it was applied and want some exemptions. That’s less than 12 and half per cent that want to see it changed or loosened or abolished.
A last 15% admitted they didn’t know enough about the issue.
The poll ran for a week, from January 16th to and into January 23rd. A total of 81 readers responded. Again, as all of our polls, we cannot determine whether respondents live in Ocean Beach or not, or even the city of San Deego. Here is the poll (the first number is the total vote for that option):
OB RAG POLL: What is your opinion of the 30 foot height limit, passed by the citizens of the City in 1972?
Option 1: It was passed in the public interest by the public to protect the coast from greedy developers.
47 — 58%
It has outlived its usefulness, and needs to be deleted from our laws.
4 — 4.9%
It’s time to be more flexible and allow some exemptions to the rule.
6 — 7.4%
It needs to be expanded throughout much of the rest of the city of San Diego.
12 — 14.8%
Don’t know enough to comment.
Total Votes: 81
Started: January 16, 2013 — to January 23, 2013