Oakland Public Library is seeking a ballot measure in June 2018!


At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Oakland City Council will vote on two parallel measures to place a parcel tax on the June ballot. The money raised by this tax would maintain and enhance Oakland Public Library’s services. We need you to:

— Agenda Item Number: 13
— Meeting: City Council
— Date: 02/06/2018
— Wish to Speak: YES
— Position: In favor

Who are OPL Advocates?

  • Branch Friends groups at each of Oakland’s neighborhood libraries
  • City of Oakland’s Library Advisory Commission
  • Friends of the Oakland Public Library
  • IFPTE 21
  • Save Oakland Library
  • SEIU 1021
  • Teen Advisory Boards at OPL’s branches
  • Youth Leadership Council of OPL
  • Anyone who loves OPL enough to contribute your time, money or YES votes to the cause!

Our missions:

  • Work with Oakland’s Mayor and City Council to increase OPL funding
  • Restore the sixth day of service
  • Make sure all Oaklanders know about OPL’s incredible librarians, programs and services
  • Keep a new Main on city planners’ radar as Oakland continues to rapidly change

How can you help?

  • Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (see boxes at right)
  • Subscribe to the OPL Advocates e-newsletter for action alerts and news updates. To subscribe, email us at OPLAdvocates@gmail.com.
  • Check the OPL Advocates Calendar below to find us at community events and election forums.