Nov 4 2020

Editorial: Thank You to Piedmonters for Election Participation

Hats off and praise is deserved for the thousands of Piedmonters who were involved in the Piedmont City Council and PUSD School Board elections, plus Piedmont Measures TT, increase in property transfer tax, and UU pool bonds.

Despite COVID – 19 encumbrances, residents endorsed, posted signs, mailed letters, donated to campaigns, and talked to friends and neighbors and then voted. Piedmonters once more showed a keen interest in Piedmont by participating.

Out of the 9 individuals who sought public office, five were elected – Council: Jen Cavenaugh and Conna McCarthy – School Board: Cory Smegal, Veronica Anderson Thigpen, and Hilary Cooper. 

The two City Council tax measures,  TT, increase in property transfer tax, lost by approximately 50 votes, and UU, pool bonds, was handily approved by over 2/3rds of the voters. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Piedmont election.

Updated election returns >

One Response to “Editorial: Thank You to Piedmonters for Election Participation”

  1. Alameda County is notoriously slow in vote counting. They hide the fact by reporting precincts reporting, rather than the number of outstanding ballots not counted. I’ve heard that more than a third of the ballots have not been counted. So, close ballot measures may change.

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