Friday Must Read

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. The Oakland City Council put off voting on a package of November tax measures until Monday night. And after five-hour-plus council meeting last night, it’s unclear how the council will vote. Some councilmembers expressed reluctant support for a $50 million annual parcel tax that would avoid more police cuts, while others said they would oppose such a tax until the cops’ union abandons its demand for no layoffs in exchange for contributing to pensions. The council also appears divided on how much tax to impose on medical cannabis dispensaries and the new large pot farms. The one thing the council did appear to agree on is a ballot proposal to “fix” Measure Y so the city could start collecting the $20 million annual parcel tax again without having to maintain a minimum number of cops. The measure also would allow the city to redeploy officers to community policing positions.

Support the East Bay Express, local news, donate
18,656FansLike
0FollowersFollow
67,429FollowersFollow

Newsletter sign-up

eLert sign-up

Oakland
clear sky
50.3 ° F
54 °
46.4 °
93 %
0.7mph
1 %
Sun
75 °
Mon
68 °
Tue
65 °
Wed
62 °
Thu
67 °