Rancho Mirage April 12, 2016 Election Results
Results from another 486 ballots counted by the Registrar of Voters did not change the outcome of last week's election, when voters overwhelmingly rejected the proposed CV Link and re-elected City Council incumbents Ted Weill and Richard Kite.
The Riverside County Registrar of Voters certified the results of the mail-only April 12 election Thursday.
The city had a 57 percent voter turnout, with 5,208 ballots cast out of more than 9,400 issued, the registrar's office reported.
Michael Harrington, the only candidate challenging Kite and Weill, picked up another 157 votes while Kite gained another 279 and Weill collected another 315 when ballots received after 5 p.m. April 12 were counted.
On Thursday, April 19th Weill was sworn in as mayor – a rotated one-year position – during a City Council meeting.
OFFICIAL RANCHO MIRAGE ELECTION RESULTS:
5,208 ballots counted:
- Michael Harrington: 1,301; 14.95%
- Richard Kite (I): 3,547; 40.75%
- Ted Weill (I): 3,856; 44.30%
Ballot Measure Results
- Measure 1: Yes 3,810; No 1,274
- Measure 2: Yes 1,087 No 4,058
- Measure 3: Yes 1,126 No 4,021
- Measure 4: Yes 994 No 4,133
Rancho Mirage CV Link-related measures
Measure 1: Shall the city of Rancho Mirage require that any future amendment or repeal of Ordinance No. 1099, which currently prohibits neighborhood electric vehicles (not including golf carts) on or adjacent to certain designated streets including Highway 111; Bob Hope Drive; Country Club Drive; Da Vall Drive; Dinah Shore Drive; Frank Sinatra Drive; Gerald Ford Drive; Magnesia Falls Drive; Monterey Avenue; Plumley Road, and others, be subject to prior voter approval?
Measure 2: Do you approve of the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) spending $100 million or more to construct the CV Link, plus, according to the March 2015 Master Plan, an additional $1.6 million annually to operate and maintain the CV Link pathway, which CVAG proposes to extend through Rancho Mirage business and residential districts?
Measure 3: If CV Link were to be constructed, would you approve the City Council committing Rancho Mirage to pay for CV Link's annual operations and maintenance expenses, which on April 6, 2015, CVAG projected Rancho Mirage's share to be between $110,300 and $251,800 per annum as of the ninth year of operations, and continuing to increase annually at the rate of inflation?
Measure 4: Because in 2002 County voters approved Measure A, which is a half-cent increase in our sales tax to be used to repair dilapidated and crumbling roads and highways in the Coachella Valley, should CVAG be allowed to divert up to $20 million from this Measure A fund, to pay for the construction of the Neighborhood Electric Vehicles portion of the CV Link?