The registrar’s certificate, issued July 28th, found that the petition contained 5,928 valid signatures from qualified registered voters within Alameda, some 533 short of the needed 6,461 signatures, representing 15 percent of 43,073 registered voters.
The finding means that measure, which would have barred rent control in Alameda, will not make it to the ballot.
City officials had reserved time to consider the petition on a rare August council meeting next week, in the event that the petition qualified for the ballot. However, with the petition disqualified, there is no item for city council to review.
However, Alameda voters will still be able to weigh-in on two other rent control measures this November.