The failed Contra Costa clean water fee sank in every city in the county except El Cerrito, according to a vote breakdown.
As you may recall, the county and its 19 cities attempted earlier this year to persuade property owners to pass an annual fee to pay for programs associated with tightening state and federal anti-pollution regulations on stormwater runoff.
The unusual property-owner election coupled with the bad economy and campaign missteps doomed the effort, which went down 59.4 percent to 40.6 percent.
Here are the final numbers ranked by the percentage of support, as provided by the Contra Costa Clean Water Program:
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