LAssembly of the The City of Oakland approved the preliminary terms of a new waterfront park project for the Athletics on Tuesday. from Oakland.
However, It was not clear if the vote will be enough for the team to continue at the negotiating table and not decide to leave the city from the San Francisco Bay.
With a 6-1 vote, Assembly members approved the proposal, which requires the complex to include affordable housing, tenant protection and environmental protection measures, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.
Mayor Libby Schaaf and assembly leaders indicated that The vote is an important step in the negotiation, despite the fact that the city authorities could not reach an agreement with the team in last minute negotiations.
“This is the way to allow the Athletics to stay in Oakland. in a way that protects the port and taxpayers and brings the benefits that the community demands and deserves, “city leaders said in a statement.
The president of the Athletics Dave Kaval indicated that financial terms do not work for the team.
“Voting on something that we are not aware of and have not had time to digest is difficult for us. It is difficult to understand what a step forward is like “, Kaval said during a meeting.
The Athletics are the last remaining professional team in Oakland after the Golden State Warriors moved to San Francisco and the Oakland Raiders moved to Las Vegas. That emigration has affected the city of 400,000 residents, some of whom implored the assembly Tuesday to work harder to keep the team and jobs at the Coliseum.