Oakland Council Tables Bad Tax, Again

The Oakland City Council has made a smart move, tabling a planned ballot measure that would have raised taxes on property owners during a steep recession. According to the Trib, the council also reached a deal with after-school program advocates to help solve the city’s budget crisis. The compromise deal will be on the July 21 special election ballot, and would soften the impact of Measure OO, an initiative that threatened to severely harm the city’s budget. These are two very good moves by the council. Who says our city government can’t get anything done?

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