IMPROVING OVERSIGHT TRANSPARENCY (August 2017)
MANABE OW BUSINESS PARK
In 2006, a real estate covenant was recorded concerning the Manabe and Ow properties where a business park was being planned in Watsonville.
—Journal Article: A New Tool for the LAFCO Toolbox
MEASURE U, CITY OF WATSONVILLE
In November 2002, 60% of Watsonville City voters approved Measure U. It established a twenty-year, twenty-five-year, and westerly urban limit lines around the City, and directed growth into several unincorporated areas—primarily the Buena Vista, Manabe-Burgstrom, and Atkinson Lane areas adjacent to the current City boundary. The Measure was designed to protect commercial agricultural lands and environmentally sensitive areas while providing a measure of surety to the City on its ability to address housing and job creation for the next 20 years.
On June 4, 2013, the voters of the City of Watsonville voted on Measure T, an amendment to the Urban Limit Line:
—Measure T Initiative
The initiative did not pass.