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Measure B Election Results: City Acknowledges Need for Transparency

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A difference of 1,322 votes has the solar power initiative losing in preliminary results after last week's election--46,000 ballots are still being counted. Measure B would give the DWP the guaranteed job of producing 400 megawatts of solar power for the city by 2014. Even if the measure loses, the agency will still work on solar power, but this time with a more public and transparent process. "The election results show it's clear the voters want an open process," Councilmember Richard Alarcon was quoted saying in the Daily News. "It also sent a message to the City Council and the mayor that we have some work to do. If we are going to drive this industry and make it profitable, we have to have everybody on board with what we're doing to develop long-term support of the public."