The election results for Measure E aren’t yet official, but here’s how they stand:
Yes – 14, 415, 65.62%
No – 7,551, 34.38%
With 66.6% needed, the Pro-Measure E effort appears to be falling ever so short.
Voters sent in 22,029 ballots, representing 52.88% of all registered Alameda voters.
The results are quite telling: The very-close-to-a-super-majority of voters supports the Measure E school parcel tax, even with its defects and despite major economic hardship.
What the 47.12%, or 19,659 residents, believe about this important issue… we may never know. Certainly, their voices could have really made a difference for either side.
As the photo above (of a child near Broadway and Blanding) illustrates, groups pushing for the schools and more financial resources for them will try to re-group in the interest of furthering the educational goals of the community.