In the city of Costa Mesa, 59% of voters rejected the proposed charter (Measure V). It appears that two of the three pro-charter city council members retained their seats. Councilman Jim Righeimer vows to bring another charter before voters, but this time have it developed by a citizens’ commission.
In the city of Escondido, 53% of voters rejected the proposed charter (Proposition P), even though labor unions did little to oppose it. An insider with the campaign to pass the charter claims the loss was mainly related to city council elections by district (rather than at-large) and local disputes over the status of illegal immigrants.
In the city of Grover Beach, 50.2% of voters have approved the proposed charter (Measure I-12). As of this morning (November 7, 2012), the YES vote was 1718 and the NO vote was 1707 – an eleven vote difference.