November 6, 2012

    18 measures. Among them one to move city elections from May to November passed overwhelmingly. The city finally adopted district voting and embraced the current system of 10 districts plus an at-large mayor’s post. That passed 60-40. A similar measure to do the same but with two of the 10 seats to be at-large failed to win support. And an amendment passed 55-45 percent to reduce the number of signatures needed to initiate a citizen referendum. Another measure authorized $30 million in open space and watershed protection bonds, 56-44 percent. Turnout was 60 percent.