Happening now: Brunner and laid off police support local ballot measures
on October 26, 2010
Councilmember Jane Brunner, a group of laid off Oakland police officers, and Youth Uprising are rallying support for local ballot Measures BB and W at an event at 5pm tonight. You can find them at Chabot Elementary School, located at 6686 Chabot Road, Oakland.
Measure BB is the “Measure Y Fix” that will strike the police staffing requirements that currently prevent the city from collecting The Fire Safety and Violence Prevention tax.
Measure W is a telephone line tax of $1.99 for land lines and cell phones, and $13 for trunk lines. Funds would go into the City of Oakland general fund, where services such as public safety, libraries and parks receive their funding. Funds could be used for these services but are not limited to them.
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For the truth about how Mesaure BB will devastate police funding and staffing check out http://defendingmeasurey.blogspot.com and http://noonmeasurebb.blogspot.com
voted against. thanks ML!