Why has the City of Oakland placed Measure C on the ballot?


Oakland’s libraries are largely funded by two parcel taxes, overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2004 and 2018 for 20 years each. The first measure, passed in 2004, expires soon and must be extended to keep libraries open and maintain library services. If this funding goes away, our neighborhood libraries will face reduced hours, library closures, and the elimination of vital programs and services.