There were 3 measures on the ballot that would have let the Sacramento Municipal Utility District expand into current PG&E territory in Yolo County, including West Sacramento, Davis and Woodland. But current SMUD customers in Sacramento and Placer counties rejected Measure L and Yolo County voters rejected Measures H and I.
SMUD Board President Genavive Shiroma speculated that Yolo County voters may have said no because they’re just not familiar with SMUD.
"Our customers at SMUD have a very strong relationship with us and have given us high ratings. The customers in Yolo don’t have that same relationship with us. That could factor into it. It was a very, very competitive campaign."
PG&E questioned the cost of annexation and argued that there would be no benefit for current customers.