Monterey County Elections Report as of 9:00 am Wednesday, Nov. 6
21.45% turnout and 8,000 ballots left to count. They then found another 5,000 ballots. Final count will be validated no later than Nov. 25.
Vote Count Percent
YES 16,622 47.00%
NO 18,742 53.00%
Measure M means a veterans cemetery and beautiful, public open space. Measure M will:
Protect public open space and access to the hiking trails, horseback riding and bike trails that bring people to our community.
Ensure that the veterans’ cemetery is complemented by beautiful open space, so our veterans have the peace and quiet they deserve, not the noise and traffic of a horse racetrack.
Prevent the construction of a commercial horse racetrack – and the gambling and crime that come along with it.
Measure K bulldozes our open space and disrupts the memorial with gambling, noise and congestion. Measure K is paid for by Monterey Downs developers. Measure K will:
Bulldoze hundreds of acres and tens of thousands of trees to make room for a commercial horse racetrack, complete with gambling, bars and traffic.
Cost Monterey County taxpayers. Measure K would sell our beautiful publicly owned land to developers for pennies on the dollar.
Destroy oak woodland while leaving blight on Fort Ord. There are thousands of acres of abandoned buildings and parking lots at Fort Ord — we should build there before we bulldoze beautiful open space.
On Tuesday, November 5th, the only way to protect our public land and prevent the construction of the massive horse racetrack development is to vote NO on Measure K and YES on Measure M.
“If you don’t want the track, you should vote yes on M and no on K. Measure K does not guarantee that Monterey Downs will be built, but the government agencies involved are expected to approve the track if Measure K prevails.”