Thursday, October 20, 2011

Should the Parcel Tax pass next month?

Should the Parcel Tax (Measure I) pass next month, the City Council has a plan to spend it.  The five year tax would raise about $11 million/year.  On Tuesday the Council voted that for the first two years they would spend about half of that amount on the Police Department.  Street repair and Park maintenance would each get a little over $1 million.  Spending on information technology, a summer jobs program and senior centers were the other categories receiving over $300,000. 

The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce supports Measure I and will continue to urge the Council that the vast majority of those funds should be used for Police services!

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