Oakland Public Library is seeking a ballot measure in June 2018!
CALL TO ACTION:
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:
- Contact your Council Member by Feb. 2 and ask him/her to support the measure that includes “MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT language.” Without this language, the City could reduce the amount of funding it gives the library, making it impossible to fund current service levels or increase services even if this tax passes. To find out who your Council Member is, go to: http://gisapps.mapoakland.com/councildistricts/
Here’s Council contact information:
District 1: Dan Kalb, (510) 238-7001 or DKalb@oaklandnet.com
District 2: Abel Guillen: (510) 238-7002 or AGuillen@oaklandnet.com
District 3: Lynette Gibson-McElhaney, (510) 238-7003 or AMarqusee@oaklandnet.com
District 4: Annie Campbell-Washington, (510) 238-7004 or ACampbellWashington@oaklandnet.com
District 5: Noel Gallo, (510) 238-7005 or NGallo@oaklandnet.com
District 6: Desley Brooks, (510) 238-7006 or DBrooks@oaklandnet.com
District 7: Larry Reid, (510) 238-7007 or LReid@oaklandnet.com
- Contact Council Member At Large Rebecca Kaplan by Feb. 2 at (510) 238-7008 or email@example.com with the same message.
- Come to City Council on Feb.6 and speak in favor of the proposed measure that includes “MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT language.” Fill out a Speaker Card at https://solar.oaklandnet.com/Speaker/form with this info:
— 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!
- 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?
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- 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.