Former Coliseum JPA official charged with felony conflict of interest

When the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority, the governing board that oversees operations of the Oakland Coliseum complex, was seeking out the tech firm RingCentral about becoming the stadium's new naming rights partner, JPA Executive Director Scott McKibben illegally asked the company's representatives for a $50,000 fee to negotiate a deal, prosecutors charged Nov. 27 in … Continue reading Former Coliseum JPA official charged with felony conflict of interest

Report: Raiders will play in Oakland next season

The Raiders potential last season before moving to Las Vegas in 2020 will be played in Oakland, according to the NFL Network. The team and the Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority will finalize a one-year lease agreement worth $7.5 million as early as Wednesday, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. A $10.5 million team option … Continue reading Report: Raiders will play in Oakland next season

Report: Raiders, Coliseum JPA close to deal to play next season in Oakland

Oakland and Alameda County officials will vote on a one-year lease agreement for the Raiders to play at the Oakland Coliseum this fall, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The vagabond NFL team, upset over a lawsuit filed by the city of Oakland last December, searched in recent monts for an alternative venue to play … Continue reading Report: Raiders, Coliseum JPA close to deal to play next season in Oakland

Taxpayers win, Warriors lose; arbitrator rules team is on the hook for $40m arena debt

The Golden State Warriors rarely throw up an air ball, but they did Monday after an arbitrator ruled the team must continue paying its $40 million share of the Oracle Arena bond debt. Warriors owners had argued they were no longer on the hook for annual payments on the 30-year bond, issued in 1996 for … Continue reading Taxpayers win, Warriors lose; arbitrator rules team is on the hook for $40m arena debt

Is the XFL in Oakland’s future?

With the Raiders set to leave for Las Vegas within the next two years, the XFL might fill the Coliseum JPA's need for additional events.

Kaplan to Warriors: Don’t hang a loss on county taxpayers

Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplanis a former Coliseum JPA member.OAKLAND CITY COUNCILOakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is attempting a full-court press against the Golden State Warriors and the team's resistance toward repaying their $40 million share of existing Oracle Arena bond debt.Earlier this month, the reigning NBA champions moved to settle the dispute over the arena debt … Continue reading Kaplan to Warriors: Don’t hang a loss on county taxpayers

2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Sports franchises and elected officials strike out

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSThe Oakland Raiders are gone for Las Vegas. But, wait, they're still in town for another 2-3 years? So you're saying there's a chance? Probably not, but with the Warriors' new arena in San Francisco beginning to rise, the focus toward the last half of 2017 was on the Athletics, … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Sports franchises and elected officials strike out

Alameda County supervisors begin talks Tuesday to sell its half of Coliseum to Oakland

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County officials are moving quickly toward a potential sale of its portion of the Coliseum complex to the City of Oakland.Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi will recommend at next Tuesday morning's Board of Supervisors meeting that the county move to "expand discussions and negotiations" with Oakland city officials over not just the Coliseum … Continue reading Alameda County supervisors begin talks Tuesday to sell its half of Coliseum to Oakland

Alameda County rekindles idea of selling its share of Coliseum property to Oakland

Oakland Councilmember Lynette GibsonMcElhaney, center, speaking at Thursday'sColiseum JPA meeting at Oracle Arena.COLISEUM JPAOakland and Alameda County representatives on the Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority showed keen interest Thursday for revisiting the idea of the county selling its interests in the stadium complex to the city.In the midst of running negotiations in recent years with … Continue reading Alameda County rekindles idea of selling its share of Coliseum property to Oakland

Coliseum JPA officials question whether A’s interest in Peralta site is a ‘bait-and-switch’

COLISEUM JPAWhen it comes to the Oakland Athletics' plan for building a new ballpark near Laney College, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley said he just wanted to put out in public what some have recently speculated about in private."I'm just hoping the A's don't do a bait-and-switch," Miley said during a retreat Thursday morning for … Continue reading Coliseum JPA officials question whether A’s interest in Peralta site is a ‘bait-and-switch’

EBC AGENDA | NOV 17-23 | SAN LEANDRO closes its Wells Fargo account?; Pot ordinances get final approvals; FREMONT plan for rising pension costs

THANKSGIVING WEEK OF NOV 17-23--SAN LEANDRO-- Regular council meeting, Monday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--WELLS FARGO DIVESTITURE-- San Leandro city staff is recommending against discontinuing business with Wells Fargo after some city officials and members of the community were critical of the bank's investments in the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project in South … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | NOV 17-23 | SAN LEANDRO closes its Wells Fargo account?; Pot ordinances get final approvals; FREMONT plan for rising pension costs

EBC AGENDA | OCT 20-26 | OAKLAND’s Border Wall biz ban; ALAMEDA lights up pot discussion; ALAMEDA COUNTY rebuts grand jury findings

THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26--ALAMEDA-- Special council meeting workshop, Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--DRAFT CANNABIS ORDINANCE-- It's been nearly a years since the Alameda City Council backed a referral asking the staff to study the possibilities and ramifications of permitting medical dispensaries and possibly commercial sales on the island. A special Saturday … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | OCT 20-26 | OAKLAND’s Border Wall biz ban; ALAMEDA lights up pot discussion; ALAMEDA COUNTY rebuts grand jury findings

Coliseum JPA says it will not participate in fan-backed proposed lawsuit against Raiders

COLISEUM JPAA fan-generated proposal to sue the Raiders and the National Football League over the team's move to Las Vegas took a significant hit Friday after Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority declined to participate in the lawsuit.The plan took a hit after Oakland officials on the governing Coliseum JPA board said the city would not expend … Continue reading Coliseum JPA says it will not participate in fan-backed proposed lawsuit against Raiders

NBA champs or chumps? Warriors want to leave their portion of $40 million arena debt on the court

COLISEUM JPAA disagreement over the Golden State Warriors' obligation to pay a previously agreed portion of Oracle Arena's reconstruction debt has simmered in public for three years, or since the team expressed interest in moving to San Francisco. Now, the matter appears to be heading toward arbitration with the reigning NBA champs arguing they owe … Continue reading NBA champs or chumps? Warriors want to leave their portion of $40 million arena debt on the court

On his way to Santa Clara, Coliseum JPA retains CEO

COLISEUM JPAOakland Coliseum Authority Executive Director Scott McKibben had a verbal agreement to take a similar position with the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, the government body that runs Levi's Stadium. However, the Coliseum JPA Board of Commissioners on Friday morning offered a deal he could not refuse."They board offered me a generous deal this morning … Continue reading On his way to Santa Clara, Coliseum JPA retains CEO