A measure that would split the Pasadena Unified School District into geographic electoral subdistricts for future elections appears to have passed.
With all precincts reporting, 54.81 percent of voters were in favor of passing Measure A. The vote is not yet official and there may yet be provisional ballots to count.
Assuming the measure passes in the official count, it will divide the PUSD board into seven geographic districts. Voters will each have one representative based on where they live in the district, instead of voting for each of the board's seven seats.
Proponents of the measure s, and would save the district money.
Opponents about the new plan making it easy for special interests to dominate the board and some raised concerns about Sierra Madre losing influence on the board.
The current PUSD Board voted 5-2 to support a map of the new districts that would give Altadena voters two seats in which they would be a majority.
If officially passed, the board would be transitioned over to a subdistrict board over the next two elections in 2013 and 2015.
The map passed by the PUSD Board , meaning some board members will not be able to continue to serve without relocating.