Thanks to everyone who volunteered in our efforts to educate voters on Proposition K and why they should have opposed an 11% tax increase. We appreciate all your hard work and effort. We also thank those who voted against Prop K.
While we are sorry we could not convince enough voters to vote against Prop K, we take solace from our successful efforts to help defeat Prop A in November of 2015. We saved taxpayers from a 20% tax increase and retained 90% of our voter totals in this campaign as compared to the last.
The quick analysis of the vote shows that we lost 10% of our voters from November 2015. The No vote was 6,884 in 2015 and 6,188 this year. The tax increase supporters went from 4,776 to 8,552, an 80% increase. The overall turnout went from approximately 38% in 2015 to 48% yesterday.
We would also like to offer our congratulations to the Proposition K supporters. Their hard work and enthusiasm made the difference.