This is a comprehensive list candidates and measures on the 2018 ballot for Oakland, CA. Compliments of EB Citizen
Cat Brooks, community organizer
Ken Houston, community organizer
Saied Karamooz, Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission
Peter Liu, Oakland businessman
Pamela Price, civil rights attorney
*Libby Schaaf, mayor, Oakland
Nancy Sidebotham, community activist
Jesse A.J. Smith
Cedric Anthony Troupe
Nikki Fortunato Bas, community organizer
*Abel Guillén, councilmember, Oakland
Kenzie Smith, community organizer
Pamela Harris, non-profit finance professional
Matt Hummel, Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Comm.
Nayeli Maxson, Alliance for Community Development
Joseph Tanios, Oakland city employee
Sheng Thao, chief of staff, Councilmember Kaplan
*Desley Brooks, councilmember, Oakland
Natasha Middleton, analyst, ALCO Probation Dept.
Marlo Rodriguez, registered nurse
Loren Taylor, management consultant
*Aimee Eng, school board member, Oakland
Clarissa Doutherd, exec dir, Parent Voices Oakland
Gary Yee, former OUSD superintendent
*Shanthi Gonzales, school board member, Oakland
Anthony Wilson (write-in candidate)
*Brenda Roberts, city auditor, Oakland
Courtney Ruby, former city auditor, Oakland
MEASURE V (50+1 majority)
Oakland measure allowing cannabis businesses pay taxes quarterly; allow manufacturing, cultivation businesses deduc vale of raw materials from gross receipts; allow council, without future ballot measures, to amend cannabis business tax to increase it, but never to decrease rate.
MEASURE W (2/3 majority)
Oakland vacant property tax on parcels used less than 50 days per year: $6,000/parcel; $3,000/condominium units, raising $10 million annually to address illegal dumping and discourage vaants properties for 20 years.
MEASURE X (50+1 majority)
Oakland measure increasing the Real Estate Transfer Tax: 1 percent up to $300,000; 1.5 percent over $300,000–$2 million; 1.75 percent over $2 million–$5 million; and 2.5 percent over $5,000,000; and a lower rate for first-time homebuyers and low-moderate incomes, raising $9 million annualy
MEASURE Y (50+1 majority)
Oakland measure to amend its “Just Yes Cause for Eviction Ordinance” and remove the exemption for owner-occupied duplexes and triplexes; allow council to add limitations on landlord’s right to evict under the ordinance, without a future ballot measure.
MEASURE Z (50+1 majority)
Oakland measure establishing workplace protections for Oakland hotel workers with 50 or more rooms, and a minimum hourly wage of $15 with benefits or $20 without benefits and increased with inflation.
MEASURE AA (2/3 majority)
Oakland charter amendment establishing a $198, 30-year parcel tax on single-family properties to fund early childhood and pre-school education, improve high school and college graduation financial assitance; raising $25 million $30 million annually.
Source: EB Citizen