Supporters said it would have kept tax dollars in the community but opponents argued it would have created too much growth.
Yes on Measure P spokesman Greg Jones says the issue is not dead.
"Well clearly we’re disappointed but at the same time I think we made strides in bringing a number of issues to light in this community and I suspect that discussion about a number of issues will continue in the weeks and months to come."
In other local races: voters in Davis defeated Measure X which would have let the city convert farmland on the outskirts of town into a residential and commercial area.
Placer County voters supported plans for a proposed university with the approval of Measure H.
And voters in both Yuba and Amador counties rejected measures to build more Indian casinos.