A Post of Pure Measure P Political Punditry
Although most people expected Measure P to fail, few guessed that the margin would be so great: 75% voted No; 25% voted Yes. Why did most people expect Measure P to fail? Talking to friends, neighbors and acquaintances before the election, few people had anything good to say about the proposed project to build 200 homes on a horse ranch east of the Wildhorse neighborhood. The complaints were varied, but can be grouped into four main categories: process, timing, affordability, and developer credentials.
Let’s be very clear here. There is no silver bullet reason why Measure P failed. This vote does not mean that a majority of Davis voters are no-growth. Reality is much more complicated than that.