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Petition for a Ballot Measure

To petition for a new ballot measure, follow the instructions on the Step-By-Step Guide.

The initiative is the power of the people to propose statutes or amendments to the Charter of
the City of Oakland and/or the Oakland Municipal Code. An initiative may be placed on the
ballot after the proponents successfully meet a series of requirements mandated by the
California Elections Code.