Oakland Community Organizations Recommendations on CA, Alameda County, and City of Oakland issues


Number Title or focus Content OCO endorsement
State Propositions
55 Tax extension Extends the temporary personal income tax on incomes over $250,000 to fund education and health care (Prop 30 extension)


56 Tobacco tax Increases the cigarette tax to $2 / pack Support


57 Public Safety & Rehabilitation Act Increases parole chances for felons convicted of non-violent crimes and provides more opportunities to earn credits for good behavior


62 Death Penalty Repeals the death penalty in CA


64 Adult Use of Marijuana Act Legalizes adults’ growing, possessing, and using marijuana for nonmedical purposes, with certain restrictions; establishes regulatory system for legal market.


Alameda County Measures
A Affordable Housing bond (property tax) Funding for a variety of approaches to promote affordable housing


Oakland City and School District Measures
JJ Protect Oakland Renters Act Strengthen tenants’ rights by requiring owners to petition through the Rent Board for rent increases above annual CPI, extending just cause eviction protections to buildings built through 1995, and increasing Rent Board transparency and accountability


LL Form civilian oversight commission of police department Promotes civilian oversight of police department


KK Infrastructure improvements bond (property tax) Funding for a variety of improvements to streets, sidewalks, public buildings, and some funds for affordable housing


HH Tax distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages Promotes public health by raising price of sugar-sweetened beverages


G1 Oakland Unified School District  bond (parcel tax) Funds educator salary increases and middle school improvements (as of last draft seen) No vote (yet)

* Kehilla recommends a yes vote on Prop. 62 and a no vote on Prop 66 (which would speed-up executions).  See accompanying article, “Competing Death Penalty Initiatives on November Ballot.


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