North Oakland Now: 05.20.09
on May 20, 2009
It’s summer, but with voters defeating all but one of the ballot measures yesterday, it might be anything but a lazy one. The defeat means the Legislature will have to consider deeper cuts. This might affect Oakland’s already failing school system and public safety. But if it makes anyone feel any better, public officials will be working late hours without the promise of a pay raise. The only measure to pass:
Proosition1F: Limit pay increase for state officials.
Still, we have something to soothe our pain. Today’s Living in the O writes about Downtown Oakland’s sweet destinations. Oakland North is also investigating the ice cream mania on College Avenue as well.
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