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1. The Oakland City Council plans to vote tonight on two tax measures being pushed by Mayor Jean Quan for the June ballot in an effort to close a $46 million budget gap, the Trib reports. One of the measures that the council will consider at the emergency meeting is a proposed $11 million parcel tax over five years, and the other is a $1.99 phone tax. The parcel tax would require a two-thirds vote, while the phone tax requires a simple majority. The council also may look at a ballot measure that would cap public-employ pension benefits.