Voter turnout was low -- 18.4 percent -- and by a comfortable margin, the City Utilities proposal to build a coal-fired energy plant passes, 59.38 percent to 40.62 percent.
There were 97,563 registered voters eligible to cast ballots in this election. Fewer than 18,000 chose to do so, and 10,658 decided the future of their city's energy policy. We happened to be in favor of the plan, but the indifference to the issue is disturbing.
CU boss John Twitty holds a news conference at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Southwest Power Station. His tone, we're sure, will be grateful. And humble.
So much for your prediction that the issue would go down in coal-fired flames.
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