PENINSULA - Last week's election was very good news for local students and teachers, with both of Ocean Beach's proposed levies passing with healthy margins and Naselle's levy renewal garnering 65 percent.
South Pacific County voters have always been supportive of the maintenance and operations levies that fund about one-fifth of school programs, and this time was no different. Ocean Beach's proposal to buy new computers and software was a closer proposition. It might have failed had Washington voters not recently amended the Constitution to lower the required approval percentage to 50 instead of 60.
Peninsula voters also approved creation of the new North Beach Water District by a margin of 56 to 44 percent. Brian Sheldon was elected to the new board with 44 percent, compared to 28 percent for Marshall Tate and 28 percent for Nancy Bell. Gwen Brake won the second seat with 55 percent of ballots, compared to 45 percent for Nick Larsen.