San Diego’s three largest ethnic chambers of commerce endorse Measure B –

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Three of San Diego’s largest ethnic chambers of commerce endorsed Measure B Thursday, a measure that will be on the March Primary ballot.

The Asian Business Association, the Black Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are all supporting the Newland Sierra Housing Development project in North County.

The measure has already been approved by the County Board of Supervisors.

It calls for 2,135 homes to built north of Escondido on land where the county’s blueprint for future development says only 99 homes should be allowed, plus about 2 million square feet of commercial.

The development would be built just west of interstate 15 north of deer springs road. This measure promises that at least 60 percent of the new homes are guaranteed by a legally-binding covenant to be affordably priced for working families.

Those against the project say the development does not actually include affordable housing, and that promise can’t be enforced.