Ignacio De La Fuente to be appointed to Oakland Coliseum JPA

Ignacio De La Fuente PHOTO/Shane BondCOLISEUM JPA | In football terms, it's kind of like re-signing a former star quarterback, albeit, a bit past his prime, but the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority is about to add former Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente to its ranks.The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is set to … Continue reading Ignacio De La Fuente to be appointed to Oakland Coliseum JPA

Coliseum JPA’s proposed Raiders lease is the best in NFL history, says supervisor

Coliseum JPA member says undisclosed Raiderslease proposal is "fair and reasonable."RAIDERS | The Coliseum Joint Powers Authority is offering the Raiders a lease extension so good that Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty is calling it the best “in the history of the NFL.”Haggerty, who is the president of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and … Continue reading Coliseum JPA’s proposed Raiders lease is the best in NFL history, says supervisor

Coliseum JPA postpones vote on Raiders lease; Miley says some public money may be used for new stadium

COLISEUM AUTHORITY | The morning after the Oakland Raiders unveiled a surprise joint proposal with the San Diego Chargers to build a stadium in Southern California, the Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority (JPA) postponed a decision to approve a one-year lease extension for the team to play another season at O.co Coliseum.No official reason was … Continue reading Coliseum JPA postpones vote on Raiders lease; Miley says some public money may be used for new stadium

A Summer of Discontent in Oakland

Haggerty Slams Quan | Another Schaaf, Parker Connection | Talking Sh*t at Oro Loma | Siegel SingsWhen A’s co-owner Lew Wolff arrived at the Aug. 6 Coliseum Joint Powers Authority meeting approving the team's lease extension, one of the first people he saw was Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. Wolff then offered a hearty congratulatory embrace. … Continue reading A Summer of Discontent in Oakland

Taking the Oakland City Council’s Temperature on the A’s Lease Deal

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | There remains no clear gauge for how the Oakland City Council may react to the proposed 10-year lease approved last week by the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority allowing the A's to continue playing at O.co Coliseum.The San Francisco Chronicle offered a potential preview Monday of the vote to come before the … Continue reading Taking the Oakland City Council’s Temperature on the A’s Lease Deal

Coliseum Authority Does Not Vote on A’s Lease Extension After Surprising Oakland City Council Power Play

COLISEUM AUTHORITY | The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority did not vote on a proposed 10-year lease scheduled for early Friday morning to keep the Athletics at their current location a following a move by Oakland City Council to bar its two members from participating. The absence of Councilmembers Larry Reid and Rebecca Kaplan, … Continue reading Coliseum Authority Does Not Vote on A’s Lease Extension After Surprising Oakland City Council Power Play

Coliseum Approves Short-Term Leases With A’s, Raiders Through 2015 Seasons

COLISEUM AUTHORITY | The Athletics and Raiders have a home in Oakland, at least, for the next few years. The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority approved a two-year lease Monday for the Athletics, along with a one-year extension of its current deal with the Raiders. Both teams are seeking new stadiums, if not in Oakland, but … Continue reading Coliseum Approves Short-Term Leases With A’s, Raiders Through 2015 Seasons

Grand Jury Finds Alameda County Suffering From Lack Of Government Accountability

ALAMEDA COUNTY | An Alameda County grand jury's final report faults a general "lack of accountability" from county officials to the public on a range of issues including, the demise of the Associated Community Action Program, which was dissolved last year amid scandal and controversy.The 148-page report released Monday also faulted government oversight of county contracting procedures, the … Continue reading Grand Jury Finds Alameda County Suffering From Lack Of Government Accountability