Selma hotel tax vote tally flips, now favors increase

The Fresno BeeNovember 8, 2013 

In a flip from election-night returns, Selma voters appear to have approved by a small margin a measure to double the city's hotel occupancy tax to 12% from 6%. The measure required a simple majority for approval.

The vote count immediately after Tuesday's election showed the measure falling by 10 votes, 502-492. But Friday's update from the Fresno County elections office shows the "yes" side now ahead by four votes, 595-591.

In another flip, incumbent Raul Guerra moved ahead of Cindy Caldwell for a seat on the Calwa Recreation and Park District board. Friday's revised totals show Guerra with 170 votes for third place (the top three-vote getters win seats), joining Felicia Salcido and Sandra Celedon. Tomas Soto (159) now stands fourth and Caldwell (150) had slipped to fifth. Incumbent Timothy Tauvar had 88 votes.

For updated vote totals, check these links:

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