John Weatherford and George Roper, proponents of a proposal to make basic cable TV service optional, observed as a committee led by Richard Silvis, left, counted votes on the issue Tuesday at the Rancho Murieta Association Building. The committee -- Richard and Mary Silvis, Bob Pritchard, Bob Andrews and Dick Stevens -- began counting the 1,030 votes at 9 a.m. and finished at noon. The RMA released the results of the advisory vote in the early evening. The RMA reported the vote was 806 yes (RMA cable should be optional) and 224 no. That's 78 percent favoring optional participation.
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