May 13, 2020
CalMatters · Mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf
“Even before the crisis, Oakland, like many cities across the state, struggled with limited revenue and tight budgets to address critical needs like affordable housing and homeless services. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated those challenges.
That’s why, now more than ever, we need the Schools & Communities First initiative – the most consequential policy measure for California’s cities, counties, school districts and small businesses.
If passed by California voters in November, this initiative would bring $12 billion every year to our local communities and schools throughout the state.”