Results show 56.1 percent of Palo Alto residents voted against Measure D, rejecting a city-backed plan to rezone land on Maybell Avenue for the construction of affordable senior citizen housing.
On Tuesday night, a grass-roots campaign two years in the making culminated with the passage of Measure D, which raises San Jose’s minimum wage from $8 to $10.
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.
Palo Alto’s Measure D passed 67.28%, ending mandatory binding arbitration when the city and public safety unions cannot settle on a contract.