San Diego-owned parkland. Dedicated parkland is City-owned property that the Council of the City of San Diego (City Council) or California Legislature has formally and permanently set aside by City Council ordinance or State statute for park or recreation purposes.
Once City-owned property is dedicated as parkland, Charter section 55 requires the City to permanently use that parkland for park or recreation purposes unless an alternative use is approved by two-thirds of the City’s voters. Childcare is not currently a park or recreation use.
If approved, this ballot measure would amend Charter section 55 to allow, but not require, the City Manager to authorize childcare in recreational facilities and buildings on dedicated parkland. For purposes of this amendment, childcare means any State-licensed childcare facility, other than in-home family day care, in which nonmedical care and supervision is provided for children under age 18 in a group setting for less than 24 hours per day. Childcare would not include educational or instructional use provided by public, private, home, or charter schools. This amendment would not authorize the construction of new buildings on dedicated parkland solely for childcare. The Charter amendment proposed in this measure also includes minor changes for consistency with other Charter provisions, such as punctuation and naming conventions.
The measure can only be repealed by a majority of City voters. This measure was proposed by members of the City Council, which voted to place it on the ballot.
Source: City Attorney's Impartial Analysis of Measure H