Placer Open Legacy fails to pass vote |

Placer Open Legacy fails to pass vote

While there are absentee ballots not yet counted, it looks as if Placer County’s proposed quarter-cent sales tax, Measure W, will not pass. In an interesting twist, the tax’s advisory Measure V did pass.

If passed, Measure W would raise the county’s sales tax by a quarter-cent; Measure V advises the generated tax money be spent on Placer Legacy Open Space and Agricultural Conservation Program.

As it stands, the tax will not pass unless a large percentage of absentee voters supported the measure.

“It’s going to take a fairly large number of votes to turn that,” said Ryan Ronco, acting assistant to Placer County’s registrar of voters. “I’m not sure they’re out there.”

Because Measure V is only an advisory measure, it could be ignored by the county’s Board of Supervisors even if the tax was passed. If the tax fails and the advisory passes, which appears likely, Measure V would be obsolete.

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