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Drat! Not again. Roads still bumpy.

By lmclaughlin
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 at 10:44 pm in Lafayette, Lamorinda, Orinda, Roads.

Both of Lamorinda’s road measures died at the polls Tuesday night.

Lafayette’s Measure C, a $150 annual parcel tax bid to fix cracked and pothole-riddled residential streets, captured 62.9 percent of the vote. It needed a two-thirds approval.

Orinda’s Measure E, a $58.6 million bond to fix roads, drains and water pipes, also fell short of the required two-thirds approval with 63.4 percent of the vote.

In Lafayette, where more than 100 supporters have spent weeks lobbying voters, campaign volunteers expressed disappointment over the loss.

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2 Responses to “Drat! Not again. Roads still bumpy.”

  1. Robert Petersen Says:

    Since this is the second defeat for this Measure, perhaps the City would have been a bit more intelligent to put the money into road repair than into elections. Orinda wa sdoing just fine when un-incorporated. Now we are spending way too much on political overhead than on our Fire, Police, water, sewer and roads.

  2. Will Williams Says:

    It is pleasing to see that a majority of Orindians could see beyond the promises indicated in the intense campaigning leading up to Measure E. The largest complaints regarding Orinda roads have been centered around Moraga Way, which is undoubtedly one of the worst roads in our County. The City campaigners possibly did not realize or care to mention that funding has already been appropriated for the repair needed on Moraga Way, without one dollar required from the proposed Measure E. Not informing local citizens about this major information is just the kind of subterfuge typical of the elected Orinda officers.

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