My son’s Halloween costume!
And here’s the full final 30 minutes of deliberation and discussion that led to final results:
For those who missed it live:
Here’s the “Yes” vote by Alameda County tonight on Howard Terminal.
I will have a complete perspective video tomorrow on YouTube.
Need to sleep on this & process all of it first - literally a full day of talk. twitter.com/sjjudson/statu…
This was necessary.
And probably more difficult than it should have been. Proves there’s a lot of details to still work out, but that progress has been made.
Next up: environment impact report & mitigations, plus hopefully an actual deal with Oakland. twitter.com/bomikey24/stat…
Do you hear that tune…? 😎
It (appears) that Alameda County will be voting YES on Howard Terminal by (at least) a 3-2 count.
@MichaelDuca To clarify: They used it as a diversion, though. Like “here, you guys talk, bail us out until 6pm”.
@newballpark Fair point. I meant the line of questioning felt like the “binding agreement” level. They’re basically asking how the world works when all they need to indicate is… interest.
Is there precedent for a ballpark (or two) next to a working port?
Alameda County, holds this meeting for 5 hours. Gets close. Decides to spend the final hour on public comments instead of getting to the finish line. I’m sure there’s a ton of influence in these speakers? Not.
Don’t really want to hear local government complain that Howard Terminal is taking up “too much of their time”.
We witnessed them entertain an hour alone of conspiracy theorists (during the meeting) today with “public comments” on a separate topic.
Still hopeful we get to an actual vote tonight. Meeting started at 12N, topic was brought up around 1:30p… apparently things have to wrap up by 6pm. Getting down to crunch time here:
The level of detail in some of these questions… seem a little excessive for agreeing to a “non-binding” vote. They’re asking “binding-type” final-answer questions now.
Enter Molly Maybrun: Oakland’s expert on Real Estate & Major Projects. There’s no question she doesn’t have a grasp on.
In this meeting: Kaval & Schaaf have brought among their best points, facts, and reasonings I’ve seen in all these years. It must be noted.
“This is not the Raiders deal. We’ve all learned from our mistakes of the past. This is financially responsible”
Mayor Schaaf on Howard Terminal
“I think it’s fair to say the A’s are paying for everything.”
Mayor Libby Schaaf
Despite all of the frustrating “stuck in the mud” moments we’ve seen in this meeting - I still believe they can vote yes on a non-binding agreement today. Which is all that needs to happen, to this point.
Alameda County would not be paying for anything up front.
Kind of like winning the lottery, you only pay taxes on your winnings - after you receive the winnings. twitter.com/dylansdailydos…