Alameda County, A’s finalize deal for half the Coliseum property

The Oakland Athletics finalized the purchase of Alameda County’s half of the Coliseum property for $85 million on Monday. The deal is another step toward the franchise’s plans to build a privately-financed ballpark at Howard Terminal, along with a future development at the Coliseum. The team is currently in negotiations with Oakland to buy the … Continue reading Alameda County, A’s finalize deal for half the Coliseum property

Oakland progressives are pushing Alameda County Dems to oppose selling Coliseum to the A’s

A group of Oakland progressives led by former Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price wants the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to oppose the city's proposed sale of its half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. Push back by the Alameda County Democratic Party toward the proposed deal would be a significant development in … Continue reading Oakland progressives are pushing Alameda County Dems to oppose selling Coliseum to the A’s

Kaplan to A’s: Are you ‘double-timing’ us with Portland?

It's clear members of the ILWU Local 10 union are against a proposed waterfront ballpark for the Oakland Athletics at Howard Terminal. The privately-financed ballpark comes with the cost of fewer jobs at the Port of Oakland, the union asserts, along with gentrification that will follow construction of new market-rate housing at the proposed ballpark … Continue reading Kaplan to A’s: Are you ‘double-timing’ us with Portland?

State Senate approves Howard Terminal infrastructure district bill

Legislation that would help the City of Oakland finance infrastructure and transportation projects for a new ballpark at Howard Terminal was approved Monday by the State Senate. At the time of the vote, Senate Bill 293, which was authored by East Bay state Sen. Nancy Skinner, was approved 34-0. The bill would allow Oakland to … Continue reading State Senate approves Howard Terminal infrastructure district bill

City Hall Tip Sheet: April 19-25 — Oakland City Council offers OUSD students a lift

>Alameda County may oppose 'last call' state bill ALAMEDA COUNTY —  Regular board meeting, Tuesday, April 23, 10:45 a.m.  ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: May 7. -FAIR HOUSING- Alameda County cities will enter an Inter-Governmental Collaboration Agreement to fund a consultant that will ultimately conduct a countywide "Analysis of Impediment to Fair Housing Choice Plan." The total … Continue reading City Hall Tip Sheet: April 19-25 — Oakland City Council offers OUSD students a lift

A’s ballpark bill comes before Assembly committee Monday

An Assembly bill that could aid a future exchange of trust lands for a new Oakland Athletics waterfront ballpark, faces its first legislative hurdle Monday. Assembly Bill 1191 comes before the Assembly Natural Resources Committee Monday morning, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. in Sacramento. The bill, introduced by Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta, follows a media … Continue reading A’s ballpark bill comes before Assembly committee Monday

Port of Oakland commish says land deal with A’s will be final before Opening Day

There may be some members of Port of Oakland as connected as Commissioner Michael Colbruno, but few have a Twitter account to communicate the pace of negotiations with the Oakland Athletics, in their effort to procure the land at Howard Terminal for a new ballpark. Last weekend, in a response to A's fan Sal Ferraro, … Continue reading Port of Oakland commish says land deal with A’s will be final before Opening Day

Daysog inquires whether A’s can link ballpark gondola to Alameda

During Alameda Councilmember-elect Tony Daysog's previous two stints on the City Council he was known as a wonky and hard-working public servant. The third incarnation of Councilmember Daysog appears no different. Even before his swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 18, Daysog is already at work. After news of the Oakland Athletics' plan to build a new … Continue reading Daysog inquires whether A’s can link ballpark gondola to Alameda

A’s pick Howard Terminal for new Oakland ballpark

If all goes well, the new A's ballpark would be ready in time for the 2023 season.

A’s CEQA bill sent to suspense file

Bonta's AB 734 is expected to return to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday

Port of Oakland official drops hint about A’s ballpark site

Port of Oakland commissioner believes an announcement will come sometime in November.

Bonta adds green certification to A’s ballpark bill; passes senate judiciary

Bill that would expedite potential years-long CEQA lawsuits for a new A's ballpark in Oakland now heads to Senate Appropriations.