By John Glidden
Vallejo voters closed their checkbooks Tuesday night.
Despite receiving over nine thousand votes, good for 59 percent, the Vallejo City Unified School District’s Measure E failed to garner the 66 percent voter approval required, according to unofficial results listed on the Solano County Registrar of Voter’s website.
Measure E is a $239 million general obligation bond, which would have helped to renovate various school district sites, if approved.
“It’s an excellent start,” said Deborah Dickson, chair of the Committee to Fix Our Schools — Yes on Measure E, after seeing the vote-by-mail numbers, which gave the measure a then 58 percent approval. “We ran a hard race.”