However, with other measures on the ballot failing to pass, it remains unclear how many of the recently laid off employees would be able to be rehired.
From the Oakland Tribune:
Supporters of Oakland’s Measure BB were celebrating its passage Wednesday, eager for the city to resume collecting $20 million a year for public safety through established parking and property taxes and reassign 63 police officers to problem-solving-officer positions, or PSOs, in various neighborhoods.
Yet the police department’s staffing woes are far from over in light of the fact that Measure X — the proposed $360 annual property tax, also slated to fund police services — failed soundly Tuesday night. And it remains unclear exactly how BB will be implemented.
“I’m so happy BB passed because of restoring the violence-prevention programs, and I hope they can bring back some of the PSOs too,” said Barbara Lafitte-Oluwole, a community activist from West Oakland who supported BB. “We will be trying to get a meeting with the chief as soon as possible, and with some of the city council members, to see how this will all work out.”
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