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Elephant Rumblings: Oakland Mayor comments on A’s, Howard Terminal

Not much of an update, but Mayor Thao says that she would love to keep the A’s in Oakland.

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After passing on several opportunities, Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao finally acknowledged the A’s and Howard Terminal in an interview with Stephanie Lin of KRON4 News. Casey Pratt broke Thao’s comments down in a short video on his YouTube page.

As Pratt points out, there wasn’t much of an update, but it is good that it has finally been mentioned and is out in the opening. Thao’s comments are below.

“With Howard Terminal, I’m a huge A’s fan myself and we would love to have the A’s here in our town and I know that there’s an understanding they have also been in talks with other cities too.”

“But regardless, my goal and my northstar is to try to keep the A’s here in the city of Oakland, but not on the backs of the voters and the taxpayers of Oakland.”

“ So I’m excited to go into these negotiations and to have a new perspective, bring new breath and new energy. So I will leave that there but I am very optimistic we can move forward.”

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