Measure D advocates won’t say die

Backers of Measure D may have been beaten at the polls Tuesday, but they are not defeated.

Officials with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, which drafted the proposal, refuse to concede until they see the final vote tally, which is expected in the coming weeks.

Only when the count is official, an SBCAG spokesman said, will they go back to the drawing board to craft a new proposal.

SBCAG staff members are quick to point out there are still 24,000 absentee and 3,000 provisional ballots to be counted.