June 1986 Election/Measure L


Measure L was a 1986 Davis ballot initiative sponsored by Citizens for the General Plan. A "yes" vote meant that the voter wanted the city to slow its growth as much as possible. Measure L was a non-binding "advisory" initiative designed to symbolically solidify the general will of the Davis populace. The measure passed on June 3 with about 56% voter support.

According to Mike Fitch in his book Growing Pains, Measure L contained three guiding principles:

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