Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Attendees of the No on Measure C election party mingle inside 359 State St., an empty downtown Los Altos shop previously home to Los Altos Research Center.
When the dust settled from phone calling, door knocking and campaign sign posting, the “no” votes outweighed the “yeses,” as one of Los Altos’ most controversial initiatives in years was heading to defeat in the Nov. 6 election.
Measure C, which would have required any land-use change to city-owned property larger than 7,500 square feet to go before voters, was losing by 363 votes as of Monday morning. Tallies compiled by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters reported 4,206 votes against the measure (52.25 percent) versus 3,843 in favor (47.75 percent).