California’s OAKLAND — The Oakland City Council agreed on Tuesday not to place an advisory question on the November ballot that would have allowed voters to decide whether a new Oakland A’s ballpark be constructed. To put the item on the ballot, two council members voted “yes,” one abstained, and five members answered “no.”
Dave Kaval, the president of A, stated last week that he wanted the project to be voted on by the city council before the end of the year. The choice would take longer if there were a public vote.
People who supported the public vote believed that they should have a role in whether or not public funds were allocated to the project. The project would have been killed off, according to those who were against the public vote.
Agency paves the way for the $12 billion Oakland Athletics ballpark proposal
The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission approved the $12 billion ballpark project on June 30, classifying Howard Terminal as a mixed-use area suitable for a ballpark. The team would still need to overcome further obstacles before it could begin construction on the Howard Terminal ballpark, even after that vote.
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The A’s want to leave the Oakland Coliseum and, if they can’t, they’ll think about moving to Las Vegas. In recent years, the NBA’s Warriors and the NFL’s Raiders have left the City of Oakland for Las Vegas and San Francisco, respectively.