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    San Carlos Rejects Bond Measure to Preserve Open Space
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    In San Mateo County's first all-mail election on Tuesday voters in San Carlos solidly rejected a bond measure to finance the purchase of open space, according to complete unofficial election results.

    Measure V in San Carlos, which needed a two-thirds majority to pass, drew only 38.3 percent of the vote, according to the unofficial results.

    The $45 million bond would have allowed the city to purchase nearly 25 acres on Black Mountain along Alameda de las Pulgas between Madera Avenue and Melendy Drive for the creation of a park.

    Supporters argued the measure was a unique opportunity to acquire open space and prevent the development of housing on the site, while opponents criticized the lack of concrete plans and the steep cost of the land.

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