Measure C Returns

The Convention Center modernization effort that would also pump funds into homelessness services and road improvements has had a triumphant turnaround in recent weeks. Most recently, the City Council voted 8-1 to declare it a victory and asked the City Attorney to take the appropriate steps to put legally confirm the measure’s victory. This is all made possible by recent court cases throughout the state clarifying that such measures require only a simple majority instead of the 2/3 vote threshold. When the voters considered Measure C in 2018, they were just shy of 2/3 with over 65% of voters coming in favor.