Port of Oakland to approve Howard Terminal term sheet with A’s

The Port of Oakland Board and Oakland Athletics are set to sign an exclusive four-year term sheet to lease the Howard Terminal waterfront property to the team and construction of a new waterfront ballpark. An item on the term sheet is scheduled to come before the Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners on May 13. … Continue reading Port of Oakland to approve Howard Terminal term sheet with A’s

A’s ballpark legislation passes early committee; another bill to be heard Wednesday

Like an early season extra-inning baseball game, A's fans waited all afternoon for an opportunity to show their support for an Assembly bill that could stitch together a crazy quilt of land trust issues for the proposed Howard Terminal ballpark It wasn't a walk-off victory just yet, but the Assembly Natural Resources Committee Monday evening … Continue reading A’s ballpark legislation passes early committee; another bill to be heard Wednesday

Let’s play two: OAKLAND enters ENA with A’s for Coliseum property

Weeks after the Oakland Athletics signed an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the Port of Oakland to study the feasibility of a new ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square, the team entered into a similar arrangement late Tuesday night with the City of Oakland in order to secure the site for a new stadium … Continue reading Let’s play two: OAKLAND enters ENA with A’s for Coliseum property

Port of Oakland and A’s enter ENA for Howard Terminal

The 50-acre Port of Oakland property knownas Howard Terminal is today mainly usedfor auxiliary purposes, such as parking. PORT OF OAKLANDDreams of home runs soaring past Oakland's iconic white cranes and splashing into the bay water is back on the table. The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners agreed to a one-year Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) … Continue reading Port of Oakland and A’s enter ENA for Howard Terminal

EBC AGENDA | APR 20-26 | OAKLAND measure to tax vacant properties; HAYWARD fixes roads, parking; COLISEUM closed sessions; House town halls

THE WEEK OF APRIL 20-26--OAKLAND-- Regular council committee meetings, Tuesday, April 24, starts at 9:30 a.m.➤Finance & Management Committee, 9 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--BALLOT MEASURE TO TAX VACANT PROPERTIES-- Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Dan Kalb say the city is "experiencing significant vacancy of property, including residential and commercial land and buildings left unused for long … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | APR 20-26 | OAKLAND measure to tax vacant properties; HAYWARD fixes roads, parking; COLISEUM closed sessions; House town halls

EBC AGENDA | APRIL 6-12 | Controversial OAKLAND job training proposal returns; A’s meet with Port; FREMONT rent review will cost $24/unit

THE WEEK OF APRIL 6-12 --OAKLAND-- Regular council committee meetings, Tuesday, April 10, starts at 9:30 a.m. ➤Community & Economic Development Committee, 1:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--CYPRESS MANDELA TRAINING CENTER-- Councilmember Desley Brooks' controversial proposal to use funding derived from some voter-approved ballot measures to fund job training programs across Oakland headlines Tuesday's slate of committee hearings. Brooks … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | APRIL 6-12 | Controversial OAKLAND job training proposal returns; A’s meet with Port; FREMONT rent review will cost $24/unit

A’s letter: Coliseum or bust!

OAKLAND COLISEUMA report Monday that the Oakland Athletics are interested in buying the Coliseum complex, but the letter sent by Athletics management to city and county officials more notably hints the team views the long-standing stadium issues as the Coliseum or bust.The Laney College site is long gone after the team seriously fumbled the negotiation process … Continue reading A’s letter: Coliseum or bust!

A’s choose site for downtown ballpark: It’s Laney College

An overview of the general area the A'splan to build a 35,000-seat, privately-financed ballpark in Oakland.OAKLANDAfter years of uncertainty and concerted efforts by the Oakland Athletics to build a new ballpark in Fremont, then San Jose, the team has chosen a downtown location near Laney College in Oakland.The San Francisco Chronicle reported news of the … Continue reading A’s choose site for downtown ballpark: It’s Laney College

A’s are looking at two different Port of Oakland properties

OAKLANDOakland Athletics management identified Howard Terminal as one of five potential sites for a new ballpark in Oakland. Mayor Libby Schaaf and her predecessor Jean Quan have advocated for the same waterfront site, located just north of Jack London Square. And last week, the Athletics announced it would reveal sometime this year where they intend … Continue reading A’s are looking at two different Port of Oakland properties

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

Schaaf rebuts report she supports public funding Raiders stadium; A’s eye other sites in Oakland

Report says A's owners are looking at other sitesin Oakland. Could Howard Terminal be on the list?OAKLAND | STADIUMS | In a lengthy statement released Friday afternoon, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf pushed back against a news report suggesting that she is reversing a long-standing position against using taxpayer money to build a new stadium for … Continue reading Schaaf rebuts report she supports public funding Raiders stadium; A’s eye other sites in Oakland

EBC Year-In-Review, Jan-Mar: Primary Races Heat Up; DAC Is Dumped

JANUARYDan Siegel>>>With Bryan Parker, Joe Tuman and Libby Schaaf already in the race, civil right attorney Dan Siegel announces his candidacy for Oakland mayor while pledging to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and end the city’s proposed surveillance hub. The former soon to become a major electoral success for workers in the … Continue reading EBC Year-In-Review, Jan-Mar: Primary Races Heat Up; DAC Is Dumped

Bryan Parker Says City Needs A Greater Sense of Urgency Over A’s Deal

Bryan Parker says he still prefers a waterfront ballpark for the A'sOAKLAND | MAYOR | Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker is urging the City Council to approve the contentious 10-year A’s lease deal and not play a “high-stakes game of chicken with an owner who has already suggested he does not want to be in Oakland.”Parker … Continue reading Bryan Parker Says City Needs A Greater Sense of Urgency Over A’s Deal

Oakland City Council Not On Board with Fossil Fuels Rolling Through

Activist before Tuesday's Oakland CityCouncil meeting in support of a resolution against transport of fossil fuels.PHOTO/Steven Tavares OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | The Oakland City Council is thinking globally and acting locally. On Tuesday, it passed two resolutions hoping to do the city’s part in fighting back against the transport of fossil fuels through the East Bay and … Continue reading Oakland City Council Not On Board with Fossil Fuels Rolling Through

Coliseum Authority Offers A’s a 10-Year Lease to Stay in Oakland

COLISEUM AUTHORITY | The A’s may be in Oakland through 2024 after the Coliseum Authority offered the team a 10-year lease Tuesday to remain at the O.co Coliseum. A press release only noted the length of the proposed deal, but no terms.“We wanted to send a clear statement to the A’s, the fans, Lew Wolff, … Continue reading Coliseum Authority Offers A’s a 10-Year Lease to Stay in Oakland