Flash: Berkeley Measure S Seems to Be Defeated

Wednesday November 07, 2012 - 07:16:00 AM

Based on totals supplied by the Alameda County Clerk's office early this morning, Berkeley voters, by more than a thousand votes, rejected an attempt to make sitting down on the city's commercial sidewalks illegal. The measure was backed by more than $110,000, largely supplied by big commercial property interests. The "No on S" campaign was carried by citizen volunteers on a much lower budget of contributions from private individuals. 

The final vote report: 

No: 17411 (51.56%) 

Yes: 16356 (48.44%)