So close and yet so far.
As of Wednesday night Measure L, a $39-per-house tax to fund San Leandro public schools, was a mere 25 votes away from the two-thirds margin required for passage.
The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has tallied 21,521 votes on Measure L. The tax would need 14,346 votes to reach two-thirds. The tax has 14,321 votes.
In percentage terms, the measure has 66.54 percent approval. It needs 66.66 percent.
"It's so incredibly close," said Measure L campaign coordinator Deborah Cox.
San Leandro school board member Mike Katz-Lacabe said everything hinges on how many ballots remain to be counted.
"(Given) the continuous gains made each time the vote counts are posted, I'd say it is still possible that Measure L could pass," Katz-Lacabe said Wednesday night.