One baseball fan reflects on a night of ‘open revolt’ at the Coliseum, sure to go down in the annals of local sports lore.
Some are refusing to buy tickets while others plan a “reverse boycott.” But many die-hards are blaming Athletics owner John Fisher for the team’s likely move to Vegas.
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.
The District 6 representative, who is running for mayor, talks public safety, East Oakland’s needs, and his deep roots in the city.
The District 4 representative, who is running for mayor, talks wildfire safety, affordable housing, and Howard Terminal.
Councilmember Noel Gallo wanted voters to have a say about whether public funds should be used to build the A’s waterfront stadium and mixed-use development project.
The BCDC decided Oakland’s Howard Terminal isn’t crucial to the future of the region’s seaports.
The mayor is a longtime supporter of the A’s project. The Raiders and Warriors left during her terms as mayor. She’s determined to keep the A’s—but not at the expense of public funds.
The A’s want to build a stadium in Councilmember Fife’s district. She spoke to us about the A’s outreach to her, affordable housing, having voters decide, and more.
Two railroad companies and a coalition of port workers have long viewed the proposal as an existential threat.
City councilmember Carroll Fife, whose district contains the proposed site, raised the possibility of letting Oakland voters decide its fate.
And the developers behind a proposed apartment tower on E. 12th Street want yet another extension.
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 City Council is scheduled to vote on the project’s environmental impact report—a crucial step in the decision process.
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.