The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has declared Measures U&V in Emeryville as winning yesterday's contest with a revised set of numbers in an "unofficial" tally. Measure U will make Emeryville a charter city and Measure V will impose a real estate transfer fee.
U&V won easily despite Vallejo resident, real estate salesman and Emeryville Chamber of Commerce Board member Jason Crouch taking the lead in the fight, marshaling the National and California Association of Realtors to swamp Emeryville in an expensive campaign against the two measures. Spending by the NO side overpowered the YES side in a 43:1 ratio, unprecedented in modern Emeryville electoral history.
The newly revised numbers (all precincts reporting):
YES on U 822 at 57.6%
NO on U 605 at 42.4%
YES on V 843 at 59.2%
NO on V 581 at 40.8%