Fresno: Yes on G holds slim margin

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With thousands of absentee ballots left to count, Tuesday’s election on privatizing household garbage collection in Fresno remains up for grabs.

Of votes tallied, 50.62 percent support Measure G, which would outsource residential garbage service to Mid Valley Disposal. No votes represent 49.74 percent of ballots counted. Only 262 votes separate the two.

The California Apartment Association supports Measure G, which would prop up the city’s general fund, preventing public safety layoffs.

Tuesday night, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin expressed confidence — albeit cautious — that Measure G would pass.

“We’re feeling optimistic, but we still have a long night ahead of us,” the mayor said, according to a June 4, 2013 article in The Fresno Bee.

The Election Department is expected to release a vote update on Friday afternoon as more absentee and provisional ballots are counted.

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