Measure Y, the hotly contested open space initiative in the East Bay city of Danville, was still ahead as of March 6.
Voters were asked to authorize residential and trail development on a privately owned 400-acre plot of land. Support for the development plans have so far received more than 54% support, with all precincts reporting. For ongoing results see KQED's updated election result page. County election officials will officially announce whether the measure passed a month after the election.
The measure has pit neighbors, who dread the heavy road congestion, against city leaders and environmental groups who want to use the land for recreation and preservation and are willing to allow for some development in order to make that happen.
The land is south of the entrance to Mount Diablo State Park. For 70 years, it’s been owned by the Magee family as a ranch, and the proprietors reaped tax benefits through California's Williamson Act to keep the land undeveloped.