Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oakland Council Makes Right Choice

By Robert Gammon
Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 9:30 AM

p>The Oakland City Council made the right choice yesterday, tabling a wrongheaded ballot measure plan that sought to raise property taxes during a recession. A council committee, however, pushed forward with a plan to raise hotel-room taxes by 3 percent. Although the hotel tax is less objectionable than the property tax measure, we still think the council needs to further slash its bureacracy, starting with overinflated employee salaries. The council also smartly moved forward with a plan to roll back Measure OO.

The Oakland City Council made the right choice yesterday, tabling a wrongheaded ballot measure plan that sought to raise property taxes during a recession. A council committee, however, pushed forward with a plan to raise hotel-room taxes by 3 percent. Although the hotel tax is less objectionable than the property tax measure, we still think the council needs to further slash its bureacracy, starting with overinflated employee salaries. The council also smartly moved forward with a plan to roll back Measure OO.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Readers also liked…

Most Popular Stories

© 2017 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation