The proposal to build a community center and pool for Rancho Murieta was roundly defeated in a vote of the membership, the Rancho Murieta Association announced Tuesday afternoon. The vote count was 580 in favor and 979 against, the RMA said.
The ballots were opened and counted earlier Tuesday. Here's the brief announcement from the RMA:
"The Tally Committee met today to open and tabulate ballots for the membership vote for the Community Recreation and Aquatic Center. There were 1,559 votes received. Dick Silvis, Inspector of Elections announced there were 580 votes in favor of the project and 979 votes against. In order to approve the community center, 1,064 votes in favor of the project were needed."
Ballots went out in June.
The center was proposed for a 14-acre site across from Stonehouse Park on Escuela Drive. Members voted on a plan for a $1,200 assessment and ongoing charges of $12 a month.