Re: Public Records Act Request No. 2
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Government Code §6250 et seq.), we request access to and/or copies of the following documents1 which are filed with, retained by, prepared by, or otherwise in the possession of the City of Oakland, or any department, board, commission or agency thereof, including without limitation the Oakland Planning and Building Department,
the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, the City Council, the City Administrator, the Office of the Mayor, and any other employees, contractors, consultants, or representatives of the City (collectively, the "City"), from January 1, 2014 to the present.
1. The "Oakland Athletics" shall mean and include the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball team and/or the Athletics Investment Group, and any employee, contractor, consultant or representative thereof.
2. The "Port" shall mean and include the Port of Oakland, and any board or commission member, officer, director, employee, contractor, consultant or representative thereof.
3. The "County" shall mean and include the County of Alameda, and any member of the Board of Supervisors or Planning Commission, County administrator, department, officer, director, employee, contractor, consultant or representative thereof.
4. The "Howard Terminal" shall mean and include the Howard Terminal site located within the Port of Oakland.
5. The "HT Ballpark Project" shall include and mean the use or potential use of the Howard Terminal for proposed re-development as a baseball stadium and mixed-use project.
6. "CEQA" shall mean and include the California Environmental Quality Act, Public Resources Code Section 21,000 et seq., and the State CEQA Guidelines adopted ' thereunder.
1. All documents referring or relating to CEQA review for the HT Ballpark Project, including but not limited to
- the Oakland Athletics' application for environmental review on November 28, 2018 (Case File No. ER18-016);
- the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report ("HT Ballpark Project EIR") dated November 30, 2018; and
- communications and/or meetings between the City and the Oakland Athletics and/or the Port regarding CEQA review.
2. All documents referring or relating to potential impacts of the HT Ballpark Project on Port operations, including impacts on vehicle traffic, parking, freight and passenger rail uses and safety impacts (including safety or pedestrian and vehicle access to the HT Ballpark Project across rail rights-of-way). Port industrial uses, Port marine operations, or financial impacts to the Port or any of its tenants.
3. All documents referring or relating to environmental conditions at the Howard Terminal site, including on-site soil and groundwater testing and inspection reports, and communications and/or meetings between the City and the Department of Toxic Substances Control.
4. All documents referring or relating to infrastructure, transportation, circulation and/or parking plans reviewed or prepared by the City, including the Oakland Department of Transportation, regarding vehicular and pedestrian traffic and congestion potentially generated by the HR Ballpark Project.
5. All documents referring or relating in any way to communications and/or meetings between the City and any transit authorities, including AC Transit, Bay Area Rapid Transit ("BART"), Water Emergency Transportation Authority ("WETA"), Capital Corridor/Amtrak, or the County, or any of them, regarding service for the HT Ballpark
6. All documents referring or relating in any way to the location and operation of the Union Pacific railroad facilities as they may relate to construction and operation of the HT Ballpark Project, including ballpark patron access and rail safety issues such as need for barriers and grade separation of vehicles and/or pedestrians crossing railroad right of way.
7. All documents referring or relating in any way to providing Adeline Street Access for or to the HT Ballpark Project.
8. All documents referring or relating in any way to any Parking Management Plan for the HT Ballpark Project.
9. All documents referring or relating in any way to a gondola/aerial tram connecting Jack London Square to Washington and 10th Streets (or any other end point).
Please advise within ten calendar days from the date the City receives this request when the City will produce these documents. We agree to pay statutory fees applicable to this request, but ask to be notified in advance if such fees are anticipated to exceed $500.