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What Mayor Jerry Brown doesn't want you to see and support

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By diamond_lil on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 11:21 am:

This is just a few of the photos which are part of the presentation to City Council Mayor Jerry Brown derailed and placed a gag order on to prevent public interest.
From the linked article:
http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82%257E1865%257E691493,00.html

*The city has revived a plan to transform Oakland's dormant downtown into a bustling entertainment district with a Broadway-style theater, a movie house, a hotel, restaurants, nightclubs and apartment buildings. This time, it would be anchored by a new ballpark for the Oakland A's.
The plan has drawn support from a collection of local developers, housing advocates and many top Oakland officials who say it represents the best chance to awaken the city's downtown from more than a half-century of slumber. *

Click on link to view photos:

http://www.oaklandfans.com/ballpark/revitalization/

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By tekgraf on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 11:07 pm:

I have lost all respect for JB. If he had any balls at all, no pun intended, he would work his ass off to keep the A's in town. This uptown entertainment plan is a great idea and he should embrace it wholeheartedly. As for that idiot IDLF, SCREW him. He's the biggest jackass since elihu harris. Both mayors harris and wilson were THE two worst mayors this city has ever had. We need someone with vision and Brown nor IDLF are blind as beetles. To hell with them!!!

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By dorrit on Monday, July 01, 2002 - 09:28 am:

And what about jobs? Do they realize how much employment this would produce?

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By kevink on Monday, July 01, 2002 - 09:38 pm:

These polititians never think of the long term and they're DEFINITELY not looking out for the good of the city. Housing makes them sound like they "care" about the community and are doing something to help it. Look, we CARE, vote for us AGAIN! The reality is losing the A's and gaining some condos would be a BAD thing for this city. Nothing will happen in downtown Oakland by just building some housing. What reason does anyone have to go down there? A ballpark will spur further businesses and housing developements WITHOUT help from the city government!

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By athleticsfan on Wednesday, July 03, 2002 - 01:03 pm:

I agree with Kevink, just builing some housing is NOT going to turn Downtown Oakland into a Capitialistic Humdrum. Brown and other skeptics need to look at this as an over all investment that will benefit the East Bay and not just the A's and really put Oakland on the map. Build the ballpark and the rest will follow. The economy maybe slow right now, but it will come back again, it always does. If this ballpark opens in 2006, it could be at time where another economic recovery is taking place, the city and area would really boom.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By tekgraf on Thursday, July 04, 2002 - 08:02 pm:

here, here! I don't think building housing in that part of town is the answer either. The answer lies in the revitalization of the Fox, retail stores and an anchor tenent to draw crowds from all over the east bay and valley communities. Dreyers Park is that anchor. The catalyst for redevelopement in that area. From that piece of the puzzle you will see more of downtown Oakland come back to life. We just need to convince JB and that asshole De La Fuentas to open their eyes and imagine a downtown Oakland ten or twenty years from now. But alas, they are like beetles, blind and lost in their own selfish world. I also have it in for IDLF. I want his carpet bagging A... out of town or at the least out of the Fruitvale anyway.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By rono on Friday, July 05, 2002 - 11:16 am:

All of this talk is fine, but do we know if the owners want a downtown stadium??? There was a good editorial in Saturday's Trib asking the owners to step up to the plate before July 23. I agree that a stadium would be better for the city than more subsidized housing, but the A's need to show some interest.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By diamond_lil on Friday, July 05, 2002 - 11:59 am:

Well said Rono


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