Citizens of Oakdale will vote on a very important ballot measure Nov. 8. Measure O would raise the city sales tax by ½ cent. It is extremely important that the voters pass this measure. The cost to the average household is about $2 per month.
If passed, the police and fire staffing would be maintained. Police and firemen have already been reduced by 26 percent. This is a dangerous and unsafe situation for all of us. Gangs are gaining momentum in our community and schools.
A citizen committee will oversee this money to make sure it is spent as promised by the City Council. The tax goes away in three years.
Let's maintain the strength of our public safety officers, take care of our senior citizens, get the street lights turned back on, start sweeping our streets, get the pot holes repaired and make sure Oakdale remains a wonderful place to live.