Help Oakland Fix Its Broken Business Tax System to Fund City Jobs While Helping Small Business Owners and Homeowners
Sign Up to Gather Signatures For the Invest in Our Oakland Small Business Tax Relief Act
Oakland has big problems and we need enough City workers around to solve them. The Invest In Our Oakland Small Business Tax Relief Act will help us fix our recruitment and retention problem by getting more of us on the job to deliver services. First, we need to get it on the ballot—and that’s where you come in!
Our measure could raise over $40 million to protect Oakland’s essential city services and cut taxes on small businesses. It would make sure the biggest corporations are paying their fair share in taxes without increasing the taxes paid by homeowners and renters. Help gather signatures for the Act on Saturday, April 2, at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Merritt’s Lakeview Library.
Heavy equipment mechanic and SEIU 1021 City of Oakland Chapter President Felipe Cuevas supports the Invest in Our Oakland Coalition. He said about the measure, “The potholes you see on the streets are there because we have holes in the teams that fill them.” He went on to say that “Across the city, there are over 584 unfilled job positions. This understaffing results in vital city services going undone. By modernizing our Business Tax, we’ll be able to invest in good jobs that provide services Oaklanders need in education, housing, public safety, first responders, clean streets, bike lanes, and more.”
Sign Up to Gather Signatures For the Invest in Our Oakland Small
Business Tax Relief Act
Saturday, April 2
Lakeview Library, Lake Merritt
The Invest in Our Oakland Coalition is made up of small businesses, labor unions and community organizations, including: SEIU Local 1021; IFPTE Local 21; IAFF Local 55; ACCE; East Bay Action; APTP; CURY J; Parent Voices Oakland; Oakland Rising; Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy; Causa Justa: Just Cause; AFSCME Local 3299; Peralta Federation of Teachers Local 1603; Unite Here Local 2850; Oakland Education Association; Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives; and East Bay DSA. More information can be found at https://investinouroakland.com/