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Oakland's property taxes pay for:

  • Over 130 City parks and public grounds
  • More than 2,300 acres of street, park and plaza landscaping, including scenic Joaquin Miller Park, Lake Merritt, Mandela Parkway and Cesar Chavez Park
  • 25 recreation, community and interpretive centers
  • More than 36,000 street lights and more than 670 traffic signals
  • 52 multi-use fields