Paso Robles basin vote remains primarily unchanged
March 12, 2016
After counting more than 600 ballots postmarked March 8 but received after Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorders Office reported results that were primarily unchanged. The public resoundingly rejected the formation of a Paso Robles water district.
With another 605 ballots counted, 73.10 percent of voters rejected the formation of a Paso Robles basin district.
Of the 4,830 Measure B-16 formation ballots mailed out, 63.9 percent or 3,086 were returned. Of those, 2,253 were against and 829 were in favor of forming a water district.
According to Friday’s report, 77.34 percent of landowners voted against implementing a special tax to fund the district. Of the 7,291 Measure A-16 funding ballots mailed out, 61.7 percent or 4,500 were returned. Of those, 3,475 voted no and 1,018 voted yes.