Monday's Briefing: Alameda County is getting out of the sports business; A's to buy half of Coliseum for $85M
Schaaf is critical of Kaplan's call for a Measure AA re-do
Oakland city leaders had also hoped to purchase Alameda County's half of the Coliseum complex.
News you don't want to miss for April 22:
1. For years, several Alameda County supervisors have sought to get the county out of the "sports business." Phil Matier in the San Francisco Chronicle reports the A's have a deal to purchase the county's share of the Coliseum complex for $85 million. $$
2. On the Howard Terminal ballpark front, a bill that could aid the A's in navigating regulatory hurdles inherent with building on the bay, debuts Monday at the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, the East Bay Citizen reports.
3. Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley and elected officials from other levels of local government will detail a new pilot program Monday morning to combat illegal dumping in Oakland, SFGate reports.
4. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf told KQED that Council President Rebecca Kaplan's suggestion for a replacement of the Measure AA early education initiative on a ballot in 2020 is an effort to appease landlords and developers.
5. A genuine threat or merely bluster? Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo said Home Depot sent him a letter indicating they would close stores in his district and another in Emeryville if growing homeless encampments are not controlled, The E'Ville Eye reports.
6. Assemblymember Rob Bonta said he could introduce a bill to ask the state to waive the remainder of the Oakland Unified School District's $100 million loan, but he won't because it doesn't have a chance of succeeding, the East Bay Citizen reports. "I like to introduce bills that pass, he bluntly said.
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