Temecula: The votes cast during the Nov. 8 election for Temecula's Measure S were officially certified. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Riverside County Registrar of Voters announced the results.
The measure passed by 51 percent. There was a difference of only 776 votes with 38,646 total cast.
Measure S was a contentious issue for voters in Temecula. It was intended to give the city an additional $23 million a year for police, fire and other public services through a one-percent sales tax increase.
Those who opposed Measure S said it could hurt bringing in new business. The measure looked like it was heading for a loss when more absentee, provisional and damaged ballots were counted.
Temecula Mayor Michael Naggar would like city council to start talking about the hiring of new police officers after the first of the year.
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