The San Luis Obispo City Council will consider on Aug. 16 setting a special mail-only election for Nov. 15 to determine the fate of the long-sought annexation of a 231-acre stretch of land in the Orcutt area southeast of San Luis Obispo.
Only the 54 registered voters living in the area will be eligible to vote.
A majority vote, 50 percent plus one, would be needed to overturn the annexation approved by the San Luis Obispo County Local Agency Formation Commission in April.
The disputed area stretches south from the city limits to the intersection of Orcutt and Tank Farm roads. It could eventually be developed to include nearly 1,000 new homes, a shopping center, a park and possibly a new school.
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Opponents of the plan filed enough protest letters with the agency in charge of approving the annexation to trigger a special election.
The majority of the 13 property owners who own the largest parcels of land in the area want to develop. The city has already approved a land-use plan for the area, which would dictate how future development unfolds.
The special election would cost the city about $2,000, according to city staff.