Schaaf delivers emotional call for Raiders to stay in Oakland

Oakland Raiders fan displays his displeasurewith the team's intention of moving to Vegas.OAKLANDWith the clock admittedly winding down, Mayor Libby Schaaf launched a passionate, sometimes defiant effort Saturday to keep the Raiders in Oakland. NFL Owners could possibly vote on allowing the team to relocate to Las Vegas as early as Monday.Oakland’s seemingly last-ditch effort … Continue reading Schaaf delivers emotional call for Raiders to stay in Oakland

EBC AGENDA — Mar. 24-30 — Hail Mary for RAIDERS? — SAN LEANDRO’S State of the City — ALCO PUBLIC DEFENDER gets $$ for immigrants legal services

THE WEEK OF MARCH 24-30A quiet week in East Bay government is on the horizon, although, not surprising for the end of the month. Nevertheless, "resistance" to President Trump and his policies continue to erupt or constantly percolate all over the East Bay. This also could be the week when the long-running saga over the … Continue reading EBC AGENDA — Mar. 24-30 — Hail Mary for RAIDERS? — SAN LEANDRO’S State of the City — ALCO PUBLIC DEFENDER gets $$ for immigrants legal services

WTF is going on in the South Bay?

San Jose Councilmember Lan Diep took theoath of office Tuesday while holding a Captain America shield. PHOTO/@SanJoseD4SAN JOSEDuring some Oakland City Council meetings, several elected officials routinely wear hats and shirts representing the city's professional sports franchises. On one level it expresses their support and city pride. Conversely--and it's not pointed out enough--it also suggests they … Continue reading WTF is going on in the South Bay?

SCHAAF THROWS SHADE ON RAIDERS POTENTIAL FAN BASE IN VEGAS

The Oakland Raiders filed relocation papersThursday with the NFL to move the franchiseto Las Vegas.OAKLAND | On the day the Oakland Raiders filed relocation papers to move the franchise to Las Vegas--the team's second attempt in as many years to flee the city--Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf may have previewed the argument she intends to offer … Continue reading SCHAAF THROWS SHADE ON RAIDERS POTENTIAL FAN BASE IN VEGAS

2016 EAST BAY YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 3 – Khanna heads to Congress; Oakland moves to keep the Raiders; Ghost Ship tragedy; East Bay responds to Trump

SEPTEMBERSen. Bernie Sanders>>>Progressive darling and former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders puts his imprint on the Berkeley mayoral race by endorsing Councilmember Jesse Arreguin. >>>San Leandro City Council moves to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, two full years quicker than the state mandate of 2022. Starting in July 2017, the city’s minimum wage … Continue reading 2016 EAST BAY YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 3 – Khanna heads to Congress; Oakland moves to keep the Raiders; Ghost Ship tragedy; East Bay responds to Trump

2016 EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 1 – Primary races begin to heat up; Ray McDonald fiasco blows up in Hayward; rents continue to rise

JANUARY>>>During a frigid Alameda City Council meeting that lasted until 4 a.m., struggling renters win an extension for a moratorium on rent increases that will lead the way to an ordinance approved in March.“If the NRA wants guns to be easily stolen, then they don't care about safety--just about selling more guns--even if people die.”-Oakland … Continue reading 2016 EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 1 – Primary races begin to heat up; Ray McDonald fiasco blows up in Hayward; rents continue to rise

Placing their trust in Ronnie Lott, Alameda County supervisors agree to Raiders stadium term sheet

NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott addressing theAlameda County Board of Supervisors Tuesdaymorning in Oakland.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS |The Alameda County Board of Supervisors agreed to signing a term sheet with a group led by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott to begin negotiations for a $1.3 billion football stadium in Oakland. The Oakland City Council … Continue reading Placing their trust in Ronnie Lott, Alameda County supervisors agree to Raiders stadium term sheet

Oakland, Alameda County officials to vote Tuesday on Raiders stadium term sheet

OAKLAND | STADIUM |In what is likely the last chance to keep the Raiders in Oakland, both the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the Oakland City Council will vote Tuesday on a proposed term sheet to build a $1.3 billion stadium at the Coliseum.Specifics of the term sheet offered by the investment group led … Continue reading Oakland, Alameda County officials to vote Tuesday on Raiders stadium term sheet

Nevada state Senate approves Raiders stadium package

RAIDERS | The notion of the Las Vegas Raiders gain a few yards toward the goal line Tuesday night. The Nevada state Senate approved tax legislation that includes financing for a new $1.9 billion stadium that one day might house the vagabond NFL team.Nevada state senators approved the $750 million financing bill, 16-5. A two-thirds … Continue reading Nevada state Senate approves Raiders stadium package

Raiders agree to 1-year Coliseum lease extension with options

Raiders will stay at the Coliseum for the 2016 season and possible the next two years.COLISEUM | The Oakland Raiders are staying put for the 2016 season and possibly the next two years. The team and Coliseum Joint Powers Authority announced a one-year lease Thursday allowing the Raiders to play at the O.co Coliseum this fall, in … Continue reading Raiders agree to 1-year Coliseum lease extension with options

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

LISTEN: East Bay Citizen Podcast with guest ALCO Supervisor Scott Haggerty

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During her first year in office, Libby Schaaf flipped the script in Oakland

Mayor Libby Schaaf's biggest first-yearaccomplishment was her ability to flipthe script in Oakland.OAKLAND | Perhaps no event had more potential to derail Libby Schaaf’s young mayoral administration than the May 1 mayhem in which protesters swarmed Oakland Auto Row, breaking windows and setting cars ablaze.The police response was torpid. Police Chief Sean Whent later conceded that … Continue reading During her first year in office, Libby Schaaf flipped the script in Oakland

Report: Raiders told NFL that Oakland, Alameda County officials lied to them

Raiders ownership reportedly told NFL execsthat East Bay officials reneged on promises. OAKLAND | With the hopes of Raiders ownership flagging over the possibility NFL owners will approve their relocation bid to Los Angeles this week comes a report the team recently made disparaging comments toward Oakland and Alameda County officials during talks with league executives … Continue reading Report: Raiders told NFL that Oakland, Alameda County officials lied to them

YEAR-IN-PREV16W: TOP 5 ‘OUT THERE’ EAST BAY POLITICAL PREDICTIONS

The stars are aligned in Oakland: The Raidersstay; A's will move to Howard Terminal.YEAR-IN-PREV16W | Sadly, predicting political races in the East Bay is very easy. With a high- percentage of certainty, the candidate with the most fundraising will win. If you add strong union and Democratic Party support, the likelihood is almost 100 percent. … Continue reading YEAR-IN-PREV16W: TOP 5 ‘OUT THERE’ EAST BAY POLITICAL PREDICTIONS