Oakland voters raise taxes, divert spending
Oakland is experiencing a severe cash flow shortage. The city's leaders proposed the four successful ballot measures in the hopes that they will raise revenues to close the gap. Measure C raises the city's hotel tax from 11% to 14%. Measure F imposes a 1.8% tax on marijuana. Measure H allows the city to tax some real estate transfers that previously went untaxed. Measure D redirects about $3.7 million from youth programs to other city services that would otherwise, under the terms of last fall's Measure OO, go exclusively into funding youth programs.
List of measures