Eugene Library Measure Vote by Ward

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The precinct-level election returns data for the Eugene Library Levy are just out. The levy won big in the three South Eugene wards and lost in the other five wards in the city. That created the margin of victory.

This does not tell the whole story. First, the library levy failed overwhelmingly in Bethel despite the branch library. This was probably not so much a rejection of the library as a rejection of city hall. Bethel has consistently rejected city measures, and taxes, for a while.

Second, the levy was reasonably close in the other four northern and western wards. This bodes well for the library. Finally, the abnormally high yes margins, even for South Eugene, in wards 1 (Brown) and 3 (Zelenka) were critical to victory.

Source of data: Lane County Elections

Geographic Orientation:
South Eugene = Wards 1, 2, and 3.
North Eugene = Wards 4 and 5.
West Eugene = Wards 6, 7, and 8.
For a map of council districts: http://eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=2636

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