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Voters Reject S.F. Energy Measure

November 10, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ A ballot measure that would have created an independent municipal utility district has been rejected by voters, and a second public power initiative appeared headed for defeat Friday.

Measure I was defeated by 5,092 votes with all precincts reporting and all absentee ballots counted.

The other measure, Proposition F, would allow an elected board to buy Pacific Gas and Electric Co. infrastructure, as well as transform the city utilities commission into a department of water and power. It was trailing by 1,114 votes Friday afternoon, with about 3,000 provisional ballots left to count.

Provisional ballots let people cast votes even if their registration is in question and the votes are counted if they are later proven eligible.

The parent company of bankrupt PG&E spent more than $1 million trying to defeat Proposition F.


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