ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPES | The only thing that now stands in the way of the Oakland Athletics playing the next three seasons at O.co Coliseum is baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s signature. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a ten-year lease agreement previously approved by the Oakland City Council and the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that oversees the publicly owned stadium.
“This has been a long process,” said county Supervisor Nate Miley, who later added, “the deal itself stands on its own.”
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan said the presence of the A’s in Oakland is a point of civic pride and a source of jobs. The agreement is also in the best interests of taxpayers, she said. “Obviously, it’s gone through more twists and turns than any road anyone has ever seen,” Chan said, “and I think it’s really clear that none of us would vote for a deal that keep the A’s at any cost.”...
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