Judge rejects effort to kill high-rise measure Prop. B

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By John Coté :SFgate – excerpt

(03-18) 20:01 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco voters are in line to decide in June whether they should have the power to approve high-rise buildings along the waterfront after a judge Wednesday rejected an effort to strike the measure from the ballot.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Marla Miller didn’t rule on the merits of the legal challenge, though, leaving open the option for a court to invalidate the initiative after the election. Opponents of the measure have said they may appeal if the judge ruled against them.

A trio of individuals, some with ties to developers, sued in February to get Proposition B removed from the ballot, saying the initiative intrudes on the state’s jurisdiction over the shoreline and the Port Commission‘s authority to manage the waterfront.

Their legal challenge was underwritten in part by the San Francisco Giants, who are proposing…

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