outsourcing http://kvpr.org en Measure G Defeated, Mayor Announces Budget, Layoff Plans http://kvpr.org/post/measure-g-defeated-mayor-announces-budget-layoff-plans <p>Fresno’s Measure G officially went down in defeat today. With around 600 votes left to count, updated numbers from the Fresno County Elections Office show that the controversial residential trash outsourcing measure now trails by of 801 votes.</p><p>The move is a defeat for Mayor Ashley Swearengin and ends her effort to sell off the service to a private contractor in order to generate additional money for the crash strapped city’s general fund.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:44:04 +0000 Joe Moore 16678 at http://kvpr.org Measure G Defeated, Mayor Announces Budget, Layoff Plans Analysis: With the Fate of Measure G Undecided, What's Next? http://kvpr.org/post/analysis-fate-measure-g-undecided-whats-next <p>Right now at a warehouse in Southeast Fresno, county elections workers are busy verifying signatures on the last handful of provisional ballots that will decide the fate of Measure G, the controversial residential trash outsourcing initiative. As of the most recent vote count released last Friday, the measure is currently failing by just 193 votes, with around 2700 ballots left to count.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 18:15:06 +0000 Joe Moore 16582 at http://kvpr.org Analysis: With the Fate of Measure G Undecided, What's Next?