Bond for Oakland cultural institutions placed on November ballot

June 13, 2024 | by

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to place a $182 million bond on the November ballot to benefit five of the city’s cultural institutions.

If approved by voters, the money would be spent on infrastructure projects at the Chabot Space and Science Center, Children’s Fairyland, the Oakland Museum of California, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park and the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts.

Such projects could include rehabilitation, construction, safety and security, exhibits and collections storage and visitor amenities, among other things.

City Councilmember Carroll Fife, who coauthored the proposal along with councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Dan Kalb and council president Nikki Fortunato Bas, said she’d work hard to make sure the measure passes.


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