Sid Espinosa, Palo Alto’s first Hispanic and fourth-youngest mayor, juggles duties at City Hall with a full-time job at Microsoft. His career path included a White House job during the Clinton administration.
Of the 44,403 votes cast Nov. 8 in Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Orchard School District and Sunnyvale School District, more than 80 percent came via mail-in ballots, according to county election results.
Voters rejected a bond measure that would have financed building and technology upgrades at the College of San Mateo, Cañada College and Skyline College. In recent years, two similar measures passed.
Palo Alto voters approved Measure E, reallocating 10 acres of Bxybee Park for the possible construction of a new composting facility.
Palo Alto’s Measure D passed 67.28%, ending mandatory binding arbitration when the city and public safety unions cannot settle on a contract.
San Mateo County voters defeated a bond measure that would have benefited three community colleges.
Peninsula residents turned out to vote on a variety of local races and initiatives, including a failed attempt to pass a community college bond measure.
Stay with the Peninsula Press this evening for live election updates.