San Leandro School Parcel Tax 25 Votes Shy Of Passage

Measure L is tantalizingly close to the two-thirds margin required for passage. Are there are enough uncounted ballots left to put it over the top?


So close and yet so far.

As of Wednesday night Measure L, a $39-per-house tax to fund San Leandro public schools, was a mere 25 votes away from the two-thirds margin required for passage.

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has tallied 21,521 votes on Measure L. The tax would need 14,346 votes to reach two-thirds. The tax has 14,321 votes.

In percentage terms, the measure has 66.54 percent approval. It needs 66.66 percent.

"It's so incredibly close," said Measure L campaign coordinator Deborah Cox.

San Leandro school board member Mike Katz-Lacabe said everything hinges on how many ballots remain to be counted.

"(Given) the continuous gains made each time the vote counts are posted, I'd say it is still possible that Measure L could pass," Katz-Lacabe said Wednesday night.

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Marga Lacabe November 16, 2012 at 03:34 AM
I think all the votes have been counted, so I think this is it! Talk about passing by a hair breath!
Tom Abate November 16, 2012 at 03:53 AM
This does appear to be the final preliminary tally. A recount is still possible but supporters think this is it: http://patch.com/A-z8cd
Marga Lacabe November 16, 2012 at 06:21 AM
Kate, if you don't like what Leah has to say, then just don't read it. The David & Leah show is one of the best parts of the Patch. Indeed, I've been encouraging them to do a web show. How about it David and Leah? Can I get you guys in a room for half an hour in front of a camera and let you talk? We can start with San Leandro politics and see where it goes?
Marga Lacabe November 16, 2012 at 06:22 AM
There are no recounts in Alameda County unless someone pays for them.
Fred Eiger December 12, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Thomas Clarke, go blow it out your nose.


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