By Tim Redmond
In the wake of the stunning success of the battle against the 8 Washington project, waterfront advocates were set to file a new initiative Monday morning that would mandate a vote of the people before any developer could ask for increased height limits on Port land.
The measure’s sponsor, Becky Evans, is active with the Sierra Club, but is filing this as an individual. She will almost certainly have the support of the coalition that shot down 8 Washington, and early polling, I’m told, has the concept ahead by more than 2-1.
“8 Washington was the proxy battle,” Jim Stearns, a political consultant working on the new initiative, told me. “This is the real thing.”