|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:42:42 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Oakland Army Base [CA] development clears hurdle"|
Oakland Army Base development clears hurdle By Matthew Artz Oakland Tribune (CA) June 12, 2012OAKLAND - A plan to redevelop Oakland's long-shuttered Army Base cleared a crucial hurdle Tuesday on its way to a final vote next week, but city negotiators say they will continue to work to ensure that the nearly $1 billion development will maximize job opportunities for city residents.
The City Council's four-member Community and Economic Development Committee voted 3-0 with one abstention Tuesday to forward the Army base deal to the full council. While two council members wouldn't commit to approving the deal without additional concessions, there seemed little will to risk letting the deal fall apart.
"I want a project," said Councilmember Jane Brunner, who has led efforts to secure local hire guarantees. "I want as much as I can get in that project, but I want a project."
The Army base is by far the city's biggest project -- and potentially the most vulnerable.
... For the entire article, see http://www.insidebayarea.com/oakland-tribune/ci_20843349 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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