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Did Fresno Parks Tax Pass? Courts Asked to Decide.

The Fresno City Council wants clarity on whether or not Measure P was approved by voters. Despite a 52% favorable vote for the proposed parks tax last November, city attorney Douglas Sloan interpreted state law as requiring a two-thirds majority for passage. By a 4-3 vote in closed session on Thursday...

Is a Simple Majority Vote Enough to Pass Parks Tax?

(Update, 8/08/18: an interpretation from City Attorney Douglas Sloan is now included) After months of signature gathering and deadline hustling, the final decision on whether Fresno voters will decide on a parks tax takes place Thursday (Aug. 9). But questions have emerged on just how many votes are needed in...