Info: The mayors of Oakland & San Francisco have challenged each other to a Battle for the Bay on Creek to Bay Day, Sept. 21.

What's on Oakland's Ballot?

Check out who's running for office in Oakland as well as what the local ballot measures are for the November 6, 2018 General Election.

2018 Detailed Qualified Candidate List

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Measure Overview

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Qualified Candidates

Mayor

Cat

Brooks

info@catbrooksforoakland.com

Ken

Houston

sonofoakland@gmail.com

Saied R.

Karamooz

saied@everyonesmayor.org

Peter Y.

Liu

peteryliu@aim.com

Pamela

Price

votepyp@gmail.com

Libby

Schaaf

info@libbyformayor.com

Nancy

Sidebotham

nannystu@sonic.net

Jesse A.J.

Smith

oaksmith2018@gmail.com

Marchon

Tatmon

votemarchon@gmail.com

Cedric Anthony

Troupe

cat8862@yahoo.com

District Two

Nikki Fortunato

Bas

nikki@nikki4oakland.com

Abel

Guillen

abelforoakland@gmail.com

Donte Kenzie

Smith

kenziesmith23@gmail.com


District Four

Pamela

Harris

pam4oakland@gmail.com

Francis M.

Hummel

fmatthummel@gmail.com

Nayeli M.

Maxson

nayeliforoakland@gmail.com

Charlie M.

Michelson

cmmichelson@icloud.com

Joseph E.

Simmons

josephsimmons01@gmail.com

Joseph E.

Tanios

jtanios7@gmail.com

Sheng

Thao

shengforoakland@gmail.com

District Six

Desley

Brooks

desleyb@gmail.com

Maria L. "Marlo"

Rodriguez

marlo4oakland@outlook.com

Natasha

Middleton

natasha@natashaforoakland.com

Loren M.

Taylor

loren@lorentaylor.org

Mya

Whitaker

mwhitaker425@gmail.com

City Auditor

Brenda D.

Roberts

carlos.hickerson@gmail.com

Courtney

Ruby

courtney@courtneyruby.com

School Board - District Two

Aimee

Eng

amieesuekoeng@gmail.com

School Board - District Four

Clarissa

Doutherd

clarissadoutherd@gmail.com

Gary

Yee

yee4schools2018@gmail.com

School Board - District Six

Shanthi

Gonzales

gonzalesforschools@gmail.com

*Anthony

Wilson

wilson.carlisle@gmail.com

*Write-In Candidate

Candidates are selected by Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). For more information about RCV please visit - http://www.acgov.org/rov/rcv/.

Qualified Ballot Measures

CITY OF OAKLAND 2018 BALLOT MEASURES
Assigned Letter Keyword(s) Ballot Question Voting Threshold
V Cannabis Shall the Measure: (1) allowing cannabis businesses to pay business taxes quarterly; (2) allowing cannabis manufacturing and/or cultivation businesses to deduct the value of raw materials from gross receipts in calculating business taxes in the manner applicable to manufacturing businesses; and (3) authorizing the City Council, without returning to the voters, to amend medical or non-medical cannabis businesses taxes in any manner that does not increase the tax rate, be adopted? 50% + one
W Parcel Tax - Vacant Properties Shall the Measure, to fund homeless services and resources to address illegal dumping, and discourage vacant properties, by enacting a Vacant Property Tax on parcels used less than 50 days per year, at annual rates of $6,000 per parcel, $3,000 for condominium units, and other specified rates; raising about $10,000,000 annually for 20 years; with community oversight and exemptions for very low income, low-income seniors and hardship, be adopted? 2/3rd or 66%
X Real Property Transfer Tax Shall the Measure graduating the real estate transfer tax as follows: 1% up to $300,000; 1.5% over $300,000 - 2,000,000; 1.75% over $2,000,000 - 5,000,000; and 2.5% over $5,000,000; a lower rate for low-moderate income first-time homebuyers; and reducing the tax up to 1/3 for seismic retrofit or solar energy work costs incurred by low-moderate income homebuyers; raising approximately $9,000,000 annually, until repealed, be adopted? 50% + one
Y Eviction Ordinance Shall the Measure amending Oakland’s Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance (“Ordinance”) to: (1) remove the exemption for owner occupied duplexes and triplexes; and (2) allow the City Council, without returning to the voters, to add limitations on a landlord’s right to evict under the Ordinance, be adopted? 50% + one
Z Hotel Employees Shall the measure to amend Oakland’s Municipal Code to: (1) establish workplace protections and minimum hourly wage of $15 with benefits or $20 without benefits, increasing annually with inflation, for employees of Oakland hotels with 50 or more guest rooms; (2) authorize administrative enforcement of Oakland’s employment standards for hotel and non-hotel workers; and (3) create City department to administratively enforce Oakland’s employment standards for hotel and non-hotel workers, be adopted? 50% + one
AA Children's Initiative Shall the measure amending Oakland’s Charter for the purposes of funding services to: expand access to early childhood and preschool education; improve high school and college graduation and career readiness; provide mentoring and college financial assistance; by establishing a $198, 30-year parcel tax for single-family parcels and specified rates for other parcel types, raising approximately $25,000,000-30,000,000 annually, with citizen’s oversight, and exemptions for low-income households and others, be adopted? 2/3rd or 66%