The Johnson County justice center bond referendum failed by fewer than 3,000 votes Tuesday.
A total of 63,605 votes were cast on the measure – 35,403 in favor and 28,202 against. That’s 56 percent for and 44 percent opposed, but a supermajority of 60 percent was needed to pass.
Sixty percent would have been 38,163 votes.
County officials said they were happy getting support from a majority of voters and said they may seek another election on the justice center.
How do you think the county should handle the situation? Should supporters bring back the same that failed to win 60 percent approval Tuesday, or give up or develop a scaled-back version for consideration?