South Lake Tahoe Election update: Few ballots remain untallied, official results close
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The latest election update from El Dorado County shows Austin Sass leading incumbent Angela Swanson in the race for the third South Lake Tahoe City Council seat.
Sass led Swanson by 31 votes as of Friday. Wendy David and incumbent Tom Davis will take the first two seats.
After about three weeks of counting, the county’s elections department reported Monday that only about 50 ballots in the county remain untallied, meaning the numbers aren’t likely to change much when official results are released in the next few days.
That means Measure F has safely passed — as has been expected for some time — with almost 58 percent of the votes. It needed 55 percent to pass.
Measure F allows the college to repair, modernize and renovate its facilities with a $55 million bond.
“It means we can upgrade our technology to modern and acceptable standards. It means our public safety programs can finally have a home,” LTCC President Kindred Murillo stated in a college newsletter released Friday. “It means a lot of things over the next 10 years that will be good for LTCC.”
The nearly finalized election results also mean that Michelle Sweeney, who has been in a close race with Bob Grant, has sealed a spot on the Lake Tahoe Community College Board of Trustees.
Sweeney led Grant by 33 votes as of Friday.
Winners from the other local election races include Sue Novasel for El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 5; Jim Jones for South Tahoe Public Utility District Board of Directors, Seat 2; and Duane Wallace for South Tahoe Public Utility District Board of Directors, Seat 5.
Measure H, a Lake Valley Fire Protection District measure, has failed.
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