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Open space bond measure too close to call

Still votes to count, but just shy of two-thirds requirement in San Mateo County

Measure AA -- a $300 million bond measure for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District -- was favored by voters Tuesday, but preliminary results are too close to call the two-thirds approval it needs to pass.

Bay City News Service reported Wednesday that the vote was too close to call early this morning since ballots cast in both counties must be added up and San Mateo County's percentage voting for it was 65 percent, just below the required 66.66 percent to pass. Santa Clara County voters have supported it by 67.56 percent so far, according to the Registrar of Voters' website.

With all precincts counted, the yes vote in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties totaled 48,419, which is 130 votes over the two-thirds' voter approval required for passage.

The vote count by county is:

● San Mateo County: 17, 167 yes and 9,005 no.

● Santa Clara County: 31,251 yes and 15,009 no.

In Santa Cruz County, only one vote was cast and it was in support of the measure.

Thee are still votes to count, including provisional and mail-in ballots dropped off on Election Day.

The district wants the authority to issue up to $300 million in bonds to improve, preserve and restore its properties, and to purchase land needed to connect trails and preserve plant and animal habitats.

● Latest count:

(1) San Mateo County results

(2) Santa Clara County results

● See earlier story (May 14, 2014)

— Richard Hine/Palo Alto Weekly staff

Comments

Posted by 67%er, a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

SFGate is reporting that it has passed by a very slim margin


Posted by AM Radio, a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm

KLIV Radio also reporting the measure has passed


Posted by Results, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

The San Mateo County results page shows not passing:

MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT MEASURE AA
(2/3 APPROVAL REQUIRED)

Measure Votes By Mail Early Voting Election Day Grand Total Votes
YES (65.59%) *
11,848 120 5,199 17,167
NO (34.41%)
6,509 71 2,425 9,005
TopLast Updated: Final Election Results Report


Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton
on Jun 4, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

This may take a long time to finalize - very close and not all the votes are yet counted:

Pass: 48,699 / 66.9% Yes votes ...... 24,138 / 33.1% No votes
31531 (67.57%) Yes / 15133 (32.43%) No in Santa Clara County
1 (100.00%) Yes / 0 (0.00%) No in Santa Cruz County
17,167 (65.6%) Yes / 9,005 (34.4%) No in San Mateo County


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