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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Increase Maximum Lease Term of City-Owned Real Property

Local
November 8, 2016California General Election

City of Oakland
Measure II - Majority Approval Required

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Election Results

Passed

76,393 votes yes (53.11%)

67,449 votes no (46.89%)

  • 100% of precincts reporting (279/279).

Shall the Charter of the City of Oakland be amended to Increase the Maximum Lease Term of City-Owned Real Property From Sixty-Six Years To Ninety-Nine Years?

Summary

 CITY ATTORNEY’S BALLOT TITLE AND SUMMARY OF MEASURE II A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF OAKLAND INCREASING THE MAXIMUM LEASE TERM FOR CITY-OWNED OR CITY CONTROLLED REAL PROPERTY FROM SIXTY-SIX (66) YEARS TO NINETY-NINE (99)

The Oakland City Charter currently authorizes the City Council to lease real property owned or controlled by the City of Oakland for a maximum term of sixty-six (66) years. (City Charter section 1001.) This measure would amend the Charter to increase the term the City Council can lease City-owned or City-controlled real property to a maximum of ninety-nine (99) years.

— BARBARA J. PARKER City Attorney

Impartial analysis / Proposal

 CITY ATTORNEY’S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE II

Oakland City Charter Section 1001 currently authorizes the City Council to lease real property “owned or controlled” by the City of Oakland in accordance with procedures the City Council establishes by ordinance, but limits the maximum time period of a lease to 66 years. “Real property” includes land and any buildings or other improvements on land. Real property “controlled” by the City includes property the City holds under a lease from a property owner or under a court order for possession.

This measure would amend the Charter to allow the City to lease real property that it owns or controls for a maximum period of 99 years. The Oakland City Council placed this measure on the ballot. A “yes” vote for the measure supports the passage of the amendment; and a “no” vote opposes passage of the amendment. A majority vote (i.e., more than 50% of the votes cast) is required to pass the measure.

— BARBARA J. PARKER City Attorney

Financial effect

 CITY AUDITOR’S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE II

 This measure is an amendment to the City’s Charter which will increase the maximum lease term of City-owned real property from 66 years to 99 years.

Financial Impact

Approving this measure will not increase or decrease taxes for Oakland residents. The overall financial impact of this amendment cannot be determined because the impact is property-specific. For instance, the City may choose to sell a property parcel if a project is not feasible with a lease, such as a residential condominium project. The long-term lease revenues need to be compared against a property parcel sale proceeds to determine a specific financial impact to the City project.

— BRENDA D. ROBERTS City Auditor

YES vote means

A “yes” vote for the measure supports the passage of the amendment

NO vote means

A “no” vote opposes passage of the amendment.

Proposed legislation

 The Council shall have authority to lease or sell real and personal property owned or controlled by the City in accordance with such uniform procedure as it shall adopt by ordinance, provided, however, that no lease of real property shall be for a term in excess of ninety-nine years.

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