Ballot measures: How voters could change Oakland’s laws this fall

Posted on August 16, 2022

The Oaklandside / August 16, 2022

For the Nov. 8 general election, Oakland voters will get to decide on nine city ballot measures and one OUSD measure.

What’s a ballot measure? Some of Oakland’s laws are written into the city charter—Oakland’s constitution—and the only way to update, repeal, or add to these rules is by passing a ballot measure. Each measure is basically a question asking voters whether or not the city charter should be changed. For OUSD, ballot measures are typically used to approve taxes that support schools.

This year’s ten local measures would update the city’s renter protections, raise money for infrastructure projects, levy taxes, and do much more. We’ve listed them below in the order they appear on the city’s website.

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