EBC AGENDA | OCT 6-12 | Fox Theater is a white elephant; affordable housing for OAKLAND’s Brooklyn Basin; SAN LEANDRO shoreline update

THE WEEK OCTOBER 6-12 --OAKLAND-- City Council committee hearings, Tuesday, Oct. 10, starts at 9:30 a.m.➤Community & Economic Development Committee, 1:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--FOX THEATER LOANS-- Debts from the iconic theater's $47.5 million renovation a decade ago is proposed to be transferred from the Oakland Redevelopment Successor Agency (ORSA) to the city. Then it … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | OCT 6-12 | Fox Theater is a white elephant; affordable housing for OAKLAND’s Brooklyn Basin; SAN LEANDRO shoreline update

Confluence of Howard Terminal ballpark backers at Clinton’s Piedmont fundraiser

A rendering of the 38,000-seat Howard Terminal ballpark in Oakland, just north of Jack London Sq.HOWARD TERMINAL | Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited the tony East Bay enclave of Piedmont this weekend for a fundraiser at the home of developer Michael Ghielmetti.Around 250 donors attended the event, including Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta and retiring Sen. Barbara … Continue reading Confluence of Howard Terminal ballpark backers at Clinton’s Piedmont fundraiser

AGENDA NOTES: Oakland’s Homeland Security grant does not yet include approval for thermal imaging camera

Oakland City Council will decide Tuesday whether to accept a $578,000 Homeland Security grant.Oakland City Council Preview1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, third floorTuesday, April 21, 2015, 7 p.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE] Twitter hashtag: #oakmtg HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT Any time grant funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security appears on an Oakland City Council agenda, you can expect privacy advocates have … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: Oakland’s Homeland Security grant does not yet include approval for thermal imaging camera

AGENDA NOTES: Oakland examines racial profiling; repeated failure to join regional radio system; 12th Street sale

Rendering of the proposed 24-story apartmenttower near Lake Merritt in Oakland.Oakland City Council Committees1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, first floorTuesday, Apr. 14, 2015, starts at 9:30 a.m.Twitter hashtag: #oakmtgFINANCE & MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Oakland's difficult path toward switching over its public safety radios to the regional East Bay Regional Communication System Authority isn't getting better. The Oakland City … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: Oakland examines racial profiling; repeated failure to join regional radio system; 12th Street sale

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committee Preview, Apr. 8, 2014

Oakland City Council Committees Preview1 Frank Ogawa PlazaTuesday, Apr. 8, begins at 9:30 a.m.Hashtag: #oakmtg>>> COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTFox Theater restoration completed in 2009CRAZY LIKE A FOX THEATER The investors for Oakland’s Fox Theater want the city to reaffirm certain tax credits used for the massive restoration project will be afforded to them in the … Continue reading The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committee Preview, Apr. 8, 2014

Three Ballpark Questions for Signature Development CEO Michael Ghielmetti

Michael Ghielmetti, one of the identifiedmembers of a local group hoping to builda waterfront ballpark at Howard Terminal.OAKLAND | HOWARD TERMINAL | Following the Port of Oakland's approval Mar. 27 of an exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) with Oakland Waterfront Ballpark, LLC for a potential stadium at Howard Terminal, I caught up with Michael Ghielmetti, one … Continue reading Three Ballpark Questions for Signature Development CEO Michael Ghielmetti