Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf responds to A's ballpark announcement

Schaaf: 'They are staying right where they belong'

Karl Buscheck
September 13, 2017 - 11:43 am

In the wake of the Oakland A's selecting the Peralta Community College District site for their proposed ballpark, Mayor Libby Schaaf has released a statement on the decision.

“I am excited the A’s made three major commitments to Oakland today” the mayor wrote.

“First: They are staying right where they belong — in Oakland. Second, they are building a privately financed ballpark on their own dime and not at the taxpayer’s expense.

“And finally, they will engage residents in a serious and meaningful dialogue to address both the benefits and impacts a once-in-a-generation development will have on our community.”

As has been reported in the past, the Peralta site was not Schaaf's first pick. The distinction belowed to the Howard Terminal location near Jack London Sqaure. 

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