Assembly Passes AB 1191 to Allow Privately-Financed New Ballpark for Oakland A’s at Howard Terminal Site

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

AB 1191 Now Moves to Senate for Consideration

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) issued the following statement on the passage of AB 1191 that creates a state pathway for the construction of a new privately-financed, environmentally superior ballpark at Oakland’s Howard Terminal site:

“I’m excited and thankful to my colleagues for passing AB 1191 in the Assembly today,” said Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland). “This project is a win for Oakland and the East Bay. It will create strong union jobs that provide good wages and benefits. It will create badly-needed affordable housing and will keep the A’s rooted in Oakland for years to come. AB 1191 will now move on to the Senate for consideration. I will continue to work with the State Lands Commission, the City of Oakland, the San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission, the Port of Oakland and the Oakland A’s to ensure this bill is the best it can possibly be.”

Oakland A’s President Dave Kaval issued the following statement:

“Today’s bipartisan vote is another major step forward for our efforts to build a new ballpark district at Howard Terminal that will be a model of green design, sustainable development, and environmental justice reform," said Oakland A's President Dave Kaval. "We are grateful to Asm. Bonta for his leadership and appreciate the overwhelming vote of support from the Assembly. We still have much work ahead of us, but this is another significant milestone for our club and our city.”

Assemblymember Rob Bonta represents the 18th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro and is the Assistant Majority Leader.
 
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