Oakland Actuarially Sound Deadline For Full Funding of the Police and Fire Retirement System, Measure J (November 2011)

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A City of Oakland Actuarially Sound Deadline For Full Funding of the Police and Fire Retirement System, Measure J ballot question was on the November 15, 2011 ballot for voters in the City of Oakland in Alameda County, where it was defeated.[1]

Approval of Measure J would have allowed the city to defer full funding of its pension system past 2026.[2]

24.92% of Oakland's registered voters, or 49,058, cast a ballot in the election.[2]

Election results

Measure J
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No26,16453.28%
Yes 22,946 46.72%
Election results are from the Alameda County elections office.

Opposition

Measure J was opposed by Oakland resident Len Raphael, who said, "Vote NO on J because we should not make the younger generations pay for the retirement costs of my generation and older—since we are the ones who actually benefited from the services of the retired employees."[3]

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE H: "Shall the Charter be amended to allow the City of Oakland to change the deadline for fully funding its Police and Fire Retirement Plan to a new financially responsible deadline?"[4]

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