At a press conference yesterday, Alameda County Superintendent Sheila Jordan and Assemblymember Sandre Swanson — both critics of the state administration that put this tax on the ballot — joined the `N Stands for No’ chorus.
The $120 parcel tax would raise about $10 million a year for teachers’ salaries. But its opponents (too many to list here) say the ballot measure is all wrong, and that it came out of the blue from O’Connell’s office in Sacramento.
Noel Gallo, the lone board member who supports this election, says that’s not true.
(Pictured above is Eleanor Alderman, a second-grade teacher at ACORN Woodland Elementary School in East Oakland. Photo by D. Ross Cameron/Oakland Tribune)
You can read more about it in the full story about Measure N, which ran in today’s Trib, here.
Given Oakland voters’ history of supporting fundraising measures for the local schools, and the fact that there’s no counter-argument on the voter guide (the August deadline passed before opponents could get it in), do you think N stands a chance at passing?
What will happen if it does?