Delay the Equitable Business Tax Update
Now is the time for recovery. We need sensible policies that encourage economic development job growth. The proposed Equitable Business Tax Update is equitable in name only. It raises the cost of doing business in the city of Oakland makes it harder to get people back into jobs following the Pandemic. The rush to put it on November’s Ballot is not the way to go. The City’s own Finance Department is against the proposal.
- This process cannot be rushed. We need an Inclusive and Transparent Process to business tax restructuring.
- Oakland needs a well-vetted progressive business tax that has engaged community groups and business.
Let Oakland’s City Council know that you want to be apart of the process. We can’t rush a significant change through a ballot.