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Santa Rosa’s Measure Q goes down in defeat

A ballot measure that would have transformed the election process for Santa Rosa City Council members failed Tuesday night. With all 64 precincts reporting, the vote was 60 percent opposed to Measure Q, while 40 percent supported it. Measure Q would have ended the current system of citywide council elections. Instead, Santa Rosa’s seven council members would have been chosen through district elections, similar to the system used for the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.

Crucial decision for Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa voters will decide Nov. 6 whether or not to enact the most sweeping change to the city’s political landscape in generations.