News about Measure KK
Oakland's Street-Repair Deficit is Deep. The Mayor Says a $600 Million Bond Needed to Address the Problem.
East Bay Express

Enter Measure KK. If two-thirds voters pass KK on Election Day, it will greenlight some $350 million in bonds to make a dent in that road-repair deficit.

But proponents tout that the initiative will do more than just fix streets. The measure also earmarks $150 million in bonds to upgrade city facilities, such as libraries, parks, and fire stations; and another $100 million in bonds to invest in affordable housing.

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Editorial: Support Oakland’s $600 million bond plan (East Bay Times)
East Bay Times
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‘Unprecedented’ $200B in transportation funding nationwide; $13B locally
East Bay Times

Meanwhile, leaders from Oakland to San Jose said the federal and state governments have completely relinquished their responsibility to adequately fund transportation, said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.

“Traditionally, we have sufficient funding from the state and federal government, but that money has been decreasing while the costs have been increasing,” said Schaaf in an interview after Monday’s conference. “We can’t wait for the state and the federal government to break through the partisan gridlock.”

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San Francisco Chronicle

The measure includes acquiring and rehabilitating housing for vulnerable communities and longtime Oakland residents who don’t want to leave the city.

The bond is a step in the right direction that should — hopefully — lead to more affordable housing construction. Oakland needs to hear that kind of noise from voters, because the future of the city is on the line.

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Campaign Updates

East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) Endorses Yes on Measure KK

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Greenbelt Alliance: Vote YES on Measure KK

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Oakland Magazine - Vote Yes on Oakland’s Measure KK: The Infrastructure Bond

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