Right to Our Homes

“I Was Feeling the Call of Community”: An Interview with Oakland City Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas

September 30, 2020
In September 2019, we interviewed Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas, who is on the Oakland City Council representing District 2 which covers Eastlake,…

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Measure V – Ask Hotel Guests to Pitch In for Affordable Housing

Lost with 35.34% Yes 64.66% No
The recession is threatening public services, and asking those who are wealthy enough to travel to pitch in a little more for all of us is a responsib…

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Measure Q – Pass Local Recovery and Relief

Won with 72% Yes 28% No
This is a 1/2 percent cent sales tax, with no state takebacks. Though it is a regressive tax, we support it because Daly City urgently needs the money…

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Measure R – Limit Building Densities, But With Exemptions for Affordable Housing

Won with 53.8% Yes 46.2% No
This measure does limit building densities and removes the voter approval requirement for proposed changes to the city’s General Plan, creating…

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Measure Y – Limit Building Densities

Won with 50.05% Yes 49.95% No
This is a NIMBY measure that places a limit on building heights, as well as on residential and nonresidential densities. It would prevent us from buil…

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Proposition 21 – Allow Local Communities to Expand Rent Control

Lost with 59.85% No 40.15% Yes
Current law stops local governments from using more progressive rent control measures — this allows cities to implement rent control for residential p…

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Measure MM – Limit Evictions, Extend Emergency Renter Protections

Won with 56.8% Yes 43.2% No
As the original COVID eviction moratoriums expire, certain landlords are threatening millions of Californians with losing their homes. This measure ex…

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Measure Z – Allow More Dense Housing to be Built

Lost with 59.9% No 40.1% Yes
The housing crisis has hit the city of Alameda hard, and more housing will need to be built to accommodate more Alamedans, while we fight for true ren…

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Proposition A – Borrow Funds for Mental Health & Homelessness Services, Parks, & Street Repair

Won with 70.6% Yes 29.4% No
Crafted to respond to the COVID crisis, this bond will fund critical mental health and homelessness services, parks and street repair in our communiti…

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Measure W – Fund Mental Health, Housing, & Job Training

Won with 50.09% Yes 49.91% No
Establishes a half-cent sales tax to raise $150 million per year for 10 years for general public services. Although this is a regressive sales tax for…

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