With all 32 precincts reporting, the campaign against “Measure D” had a lead of 6,437 to 5,036. The vote means that residents have succeeded in overturning a unanimous decision by the City Council in June to rezone a 2.46-acre site on Maybell and Clemo avenues to enable a housing development with 60 units for low-income seniors and 12 single-family homes. Read full story…
More than 56 percent of the 11,473 people who cast ballots in Tuesday’s election voted against the measure, according to unofficial, semi-final election results posted by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.
Measure D — which only needed a simple majority to pass — would have given the nonprofit Palo Alto Housing Corporation permission to build a 60unit apartment complex for seniors who make 30 to 60 percent of area median income as well as a dozen singlefamily houses at 567-595 Maybell Ave. The homes would have helped pay for the apartments.
For opponents, the project was less about affordable senior housing and more about a city council that had lost touch with its constituents. Read full story…
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