Measure AG falls 165 votes short
by AVA News Service, November 30, 2016
22 DAYS AFTER THE ELECTION, The Mendo Results (Partial)
WILL LEE won a Fort Bragg City Council seat (1,623 votes, 35.77%) with BERNIE NORVELL winning the second seat with 1,527 votes (33.66%).
MEASURE AG: THE SHERIFF'S direly needed Mental Health facility — lost by just 165 votes, probably thanks to the obfuscating opposition from Supervisor Hamburg, a recipient of County-paid mental health services for a member of his family. Sour grapes? Yes, because it means no local facility for Mendocino County which must now ship mental health cases to distant facilities and huge cost to the taxpayers.
YES: 24,190 (66.22%)
NO: 12,342 (33.78%)
Number of Precincts: 250
Precincts Reporting: 250 100%
Times Counted: 38,730/51,035 75.9% turnout
Total Votes: 36,532
Needed to win: 2/3 of 36,532 (total votes) = 24,355
Votes for: 24,190
Margin: 165 votes