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Too close to call! Yes and no on Carpinteria's Measure T land use measure just eight votes apart

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Artist's conception of the proposed Surfliner Inn project on Linden Avenue and Fifth Street in Carpinteria. Opponents of the concept of a hotel on the site have taken the issue to voters in the form of Measure T, which seeks zoning which would permanently block a project of this type on the city-owned property.

With some ballots still in the mail, it could be days before the issue is decided.

It's too close to call. The unofficial results as of Wednesday morning show just eight votes separate the yes and no vote on Carpinteria's Measure T, with the proposal leaning slightly towards defeat.

Measure T is called the “Parcel Rezoning Initiative” and is centered around a proposal to build a hotel in Carpinteria’s downtown area. Opponents put Measure T on the ballot, which would rezone the area to permanently block a project of this type.

The numbers show a 50.14% no vote, to 49.86% yes. But, some mail-in ballots have yet to be counted, and that's expected to take days.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.