Measure N Information
Measure N was passed by Oakland voters on November, 4, 2014, for the period of ten (10) years. Measure N is a $120 per-parcel tax on each taxable parcel in the City. Proceeds from Measure N are used to:
- Reduce the drop-out rate
- Provide high school students with real-world work and learning opportunities
- Prepare students for admission to the University of California and other four-year colleges
- Expand mentoring, tutoring, counseling, support services, and transition to job training programs
College and Career pathways provide meaningful learning experiences by exposing students to career-oriented coursework in fields such as engineering, health care, performing arts, law, and more. These proven pathway programs have a track record of increasing college and career readiness and reducing dropout rates by integrating learning with real-world careers, a rigorous pre-college curriculum, and mentoring, internships, and other supports.
Under Measure N, 90 percent of the funds (over $12 million a year estimated, or $1,000 per student) goes directly to school sites on a per-pupil basis. High schools use this money to create customized plans to place all students in high-performing career pathways. An independent commission of qualified experts approves and support these plans and schools are held accountable for success through annual and three-year progress reports. In addition, Measure N is subject to annual independent financial audits.
The low income exemption is available for owner-occupied of single-family residential units if the combined family income (from all sources from January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014) is at or below the income level qualifying as “very low income” for a family of such size under section 8 of the U.S. Housing Act (42 U.S.C.A, 1437 et seq.). The senior citizen exemption is available for single-family residential unit owned and occupied by senior citizens. Eligible senior citizens and low-income owners must apply for the exemptions each year.