Alameda Elelctions '12
Alameda voters overwhelmingly told the City Council on Tuesday night that they want the final say in determining if public park land should be sold or traded.
With all of the votes counted, Measure D won, with 15,247 yes votes, or 78.21 percent to 4,249 no votes, or 21.79 percent. A simple majority was needed to pass.
Meanwhile, a countywide measure to raise money to remodel the Oakland Zoo and care for its animals was leading by a margin of nearly two to one but did not have the necessary two-thirds approval with 100 percent of precincts tallied early Wednesday. It was losing with 62.69 percent of voters in favor of the tax and 37.31 percent opposed
Alameda’s City Council candidates have collected and spent less so far on this election than their counterparts did in 2010, campaign disclosure statements obtained by The Alamedan show.
Stewart Chen leads the fundraising pack, having pulled in $18,888 according to his disclosure form, followed by Jane Sullwold, with $12,202. Jeff Cambra raised $11,268 and Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, $10,288, though records show Ezzy Ashcraft has accrued $6,500 more in bills than she raised by the end of the reporting period.