Sidewalks Prop 1 still hanging on for passage

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday's numbers

Shoreline's Prop 1 for new sidewalks is still holding on the Approved side in numbers released Thursday.

Another 7000 votes have been counted since Election Night and the Approved:Rejected percentages Thursday are within .02% of those reported Tuesday.

The Approved vote is at 51.89%. The requirement to pass is a Simple Majority, which is 50% plus 1 vote. (RCW 36.73.065)

The Proposition would raise the sales tax by .02 % and the money would be spent on new sidewalks. A list of 12 projects would be funded first.

Interestingly, a similar ballot measure on Bainbridge Island is failing. Critics were uncomfortable with the fact that there was no list of how the money would be spent.

In Shoreline, many people criticized the project list, with some complaining about the prioritization on high traffic areas instead of neighborhoods and others complaining that their neighborhood had been left out.

Apparently a list that is not universally applauded is better than no list at all.

DKH

11-9-18 Updated definition of Simple Majority

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