Two local tax measure proposals continued clinging to a path toward narrow victory, as tallies still lingering from Election Day are inching toward the finish line.
According to Sunday, Nov. 25 results from the county Elections Office showing fewer than 10,000 ballots still need to be counted, Measure W, a half-cent sales tax for SamTrans and other transit initiatives, floats just incrementally above the supermajority required to pass with 66.75 percent support.
Similar results showed for Measure V, a $298 parcel tax floated to support the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District, as the tax collected 67.7 percent support, just ahead of the two-thirds majority required to pass.
Diana Reddy built her lead over Rick Hunter to 267 votes in the race for the Redwood City Council. The two are battling for a third seat, as Giselle Hale and Diane Howard already solidified victories.
Leads established by Richa Awasthi in her race for the second of two open seats on the Foster City Council and Flor Nicolas in her race for the third of three open seats on the South San Francisco City Council persisted, with South San Francisco Councilman Pradeep Gupta is still appearing to fall short of re-election.
In the Foster City Council contest, frontrunner Sanjay Gehani remains solidly the top vote getter with 26.61 percent and 5,110 total votes. Awasthi’s lead built marginally in the race for the second open seat with this most recent update. She currently has 19.41 percent of the vote and 3,728 total votes and is followed by Patrick Sullivan, who has 18.3 percent of the vote and 3,518 total votes.
In the South San Francisco City Council race, results largely held from the last update with frontrunner incumbent Mark Addiego remaining the top vote getter, followed by challengers Mark Nagales and Nicolas respectively. Incumbent Gupta remained in fourth place with 7,742 votes, behind Nicolas by 217 votes and Nagales by 514 votes.
Measure II, the bond proposed to help finance reconstruction of the Millbrae Community Center, continues to make incremental gains toward the supermajority required to pass but remains on pace to fail. The most recent tally showed 62.6 percent support, up marginally from a previous count of 62.4 support.
More than 260,000 ballots have been received so far. Of the ballots received, 250,682 have been counted. More results are scheduled to come out Monday, Nov. 26, and on subsequent days if needed.
Here is the reality ballots received = 286,247 of the ballots received 283,456 have been counted. That leaves 3,488 ballots to be counted.