Early results show strong support for Mountain House to become California’s newest city

(FOX40.COM) — The community of Mountain House in San Joaquin County could soon become California’s newest city.

Early election results shows overwhelming support of incorporating Mountain House as a city. Measure D, as it appeared on the ballot, has 91.13% in favor of Mountain House’s cityhood.

Only 8.87% of voters are opposed of turning the community into a city. Mountain House has about 10,000 registered voters and is a growing community with about 28,000 residents.

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The community is about 9 miles north of Tracy and over 20 miles west of Manteca. Once official, Mountain House would become San Joaquin County’s eighth city and California’s newest city since 2011.

“It’s an interesting town you kind of have the folks who moved here before the real estate crash, and the folks after the real estate crash,” Mountain House Community Services District General Manger Steve Pinkerton told FOX40.com. “But I think the thing most of these folks have in common is that they all came mostly from the bay area in search of more affordable housing, and a smaller town quality of life.”

Those in favor of Measure D also decided on a proposed mayor and city council and how future elections would work.

County Election Results – March 2024 Primary

Supplemental Measure E determines the process of election a city council and mayor and will only pass if Measure D is approved. Currently, Mountain is governed by an elected, five-member community services district board.

Voters decided if members of the city council will be elected three different ways: By district, from district, or at-large.

First round of results show 44.78% in favor of at-large, 30.98 for by district and 24.24 from district.

As election results are still being counted, the measure will go into effect on July if it passes and is results are certified by the San Joaquin County Registrar’s office.

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