LAFAYETTE -- Voters on Tuesday rejected a parcel tax measure that would have funded road and storm drain repairs there.

With all precincts reporting, 57 percent of the voters supported Measure G, but it needed a 66 percent-plus majority to pass.

The final tally was 3,413 yes votes to 2,496 noes.

The measure would have set an annual parcel tax of $89 for 10 years for the infrastructure repairs. The City Council pledged $20 million of city money over that time.

Measure G supporters said a quarter of the cities streets are failing, and that residents living on those roads deserve to see them fixed.

Lafayette voters also rejected roads taxes in 2004 and 2007.

The measure drew no formal opposition, but some residents have criticized the city for asking voters for more money instead of trimming its own budget.



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