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Living in San Carlos November 1, 2009

It’s the Moment of Truth for San Carlos Measure U.

by Chuck Gillooley

Deadline

“It’s all over but the voting.”

After months of contentious debate, the proposed 0.5% sale tax increase that we know as Measure U is now in the hands of the San Carlos voters.   And if the results of the poll below mean anything, every vote is going to matter when this Measure is decided:

How will you vote on San Carlos Measure U, the 0.5% sales tax increase?

  • No. I will vote against this Measure (54%, 135 Votes)
  • Yes. I will vote in favor of the Measure. (42%, 106 Votes)
  • I don't plan to participate in this election. (4%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 251

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When the Measure U poll was first opened on this site, it appeared that this measure would be soundly defeated.  The “No” votes spiked as high as 65% early on, but with over 200 votes now logged on this poll, it’s clearly a much tighter race.

It struck a nerve.

Whether it’s the prospect of facing even more taxes, the possibility of losing vital services, or questioning whether our leaders have done enough to cut cost in the City budget, this debate has gone far deeper than just being two quarters on a $100 purchase.  From the 106+ comments that were logged on this site, it has become a battleground on principle as much as it is about the money.

Vote!

Not only is Measure U to be decided, but Measure V and the election of two positions on the Sequoia Union High School District Board are at stake as well.   (On the latter note, I hope Virginia Chang Kiraly and Alan Sarver are successful in their quest — they would be excellent additions to the school board.)  So be sure to vote in this election — because in this election, every vote will make a difference!

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  • Early returns (absentee ballots) show Measure U trailing 47% to 53% (1,607 Yes, 1,808 No.) This suggests that the final result will be very close.

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  • Poll votes are extending the lead. Now 45 for, 55 against, with eight precincts remaining. Measure U appears to be going down to defeat.

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  • 19 of 19 precincts reporting. Unofficial results: Against, 3,063; For, 2,436. 44% to 56%, Measure U Fails.

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  • As of 10:30pm it is going down in flames!! 56%-44%

    The easy way out is no longer an option. Time to do your jobs city leaders!!! Please show us that you are deserving of your bloated salaries and benefits. Remember, you are salaried employees and it is ok for you to work more than 9-5 in order to fix this mess.

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