CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1990 |
If his Oakland deal falls apart, Raider owner Al Davis wants Los Angeles negotiators to ante up $15 million in advance payment to the football team as a non-refundable guarantee to renovate the Los Angeles Coliseum and keep the team playing there, according to a source privy to ongoing talks with the team.
December 7, 1991 |
It may cost $3 more to fly out of Oakland International Airport next spring. The Oakland Port Commission has applied to federal officials to impose the additional charge as soon as next May. The fee would generate about $10 million yearly. "We will use it for capital projects, such as building more gates and additional parking facilities," said port spokesman Mel Wax.
March 28, 1988
Oakland Police Chief George Hart said he will ask the city for $8 million to hire 99 more police officers to help combat drug-related crimes. The chief told the Oakland Tribune that the federal government must start imposing economic sanctions on drug-producing foreign countries in order for the United States to win the war against drugs. He also said putting more officers on the street would be only a temporary relief, unless community and family morals were strengthened.
April 13, 1990 |
A legislative staff analysis of Oakland officials' deal to bring the Raiders back to their city indicates that, contrary to assertions that the deal would show a surplus of $19.6 million over 15 years, it actually would run a $181.9-million deficit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1990 |
Oakland city officials sought Wednesday to squelch efforts to organize a popular referendum on the $660-million offer to the Los Angeles Raiders to move to the city. City Atty. Jayne Williams said the City Council had acted "administratively" Monday night when it approved the proposed deal, and not "legislatively." Therefore, Williams said in a legal opinion, opponents of the project could not petition for a referendum.
March 21, 1990 |
The Oakland City Council narrowly ratified approval of a $660-million deal to bring the Los Angeles Raiders back to town, despite growing community opposition and a petition drive to put the plan to voters. Meeting before several hundred spectators in a downtown theater, the council voted 5 to 3, with one member absent, to proceed with the most lucrative package ever given a sports team to relocate.