Measure Q is called the Oakland Parks and Recreation Preservation, Litter Reduction, and Homelessness Support Act.
If that sounds like everything but the kitchen sink, you can think of it as a parcel tax to fund outdoor areas.
About sixty percent of the revenue would go toward maintaining and improving Oakland’s parks, from cleaning the bathrooms to fixing trails.
Since many unhoused people live in the city’s parks or on the street,
another portion would go toward homeless services, like programs to keep people in their homes and increasing shelter beds.