Mayor Sheng Thao said she first learned of the A’s plans to go all in on a Nevada stadium Wednesday night in a call from the team’s president.
With attendance diving, the A’s sent a letter to the head of the Coliseum authority detailing problems at the ballpark.
Two railroad companies and a coalition of port workers have long viewed the proposal as an existential threat.
After hearing concerns about toxic cleanup, rail safety, and nearby neighborhoods, and excitement about jobs and baseball, members voted 6-2 to approve a critical survey.
The Oakland Planning Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to recommend the City Council certify the Howard Terminal project’s 3,500-page environmental impact report.
But first the county Board of Supervisors want a deeper analysis of the project’s financial plan.