Charter Measure Loses Recount Final in Grover Beach

December 13, 2012 - A recount of ballots cast on Measure I-12, to convert Grover Beach in San Luis Obispo County from a general law to a charter city, has been completed and confirms that the measure lost by four votes out of approximately 4,500 cast.

The measure was backed by ABC for the purpose of avoiding paying construction workers the prevailing wage. After the first count showed the measure falling four votes short, ABC funded the recount, and sent ABC operative and Bakersfield City Councilman Russell Johnson to witness it.

The recount confirmed the measure’s defeat, which, along with election night defeats of similar measures in Escondido and Costa Mesa, ensures that construction workers in those cities will continue to receive prevailing wage for working on public works projects.

Congratulations to the Tri-Counties Building Trades Council and affiliates for all their hard work in the community and a successful campaign.


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