AFR On Scene: City Council to review “Coliseum City” project – 2/28/2012

As today’s events unfold at Oakland City, A’s Fan Radio producer Keith “Cpl RF Asshole” Salminen will blog live, up to the minute updates as things unfold.

1:45 PM PST: I am live on the scene at Oakland City Hall for the City Council’s review of the “Coliseum City” project. Along with me at the momemnt are AFR host Jorge Leon, AFR Soundboard Tech/Host Wiggi, AFR Ustream Producer/Host RF Drummer, LF Moe, Rick Tittle and a few others. StAy tuned for more…………..

1:52 PM PST: We are now seated inside the Sgt. Mark Dunakin Room – 1st Floor at Oakland City Hall, awaiting things to kick off. Remember that this item is 5th on the angenda at the moment, so it may be a few before y’all get another update.

2:18 PM PST: Speakers for the other items to be viewed today are up talking at the moment. Myself, Black Hole Rob, Tittle and other Save Oakland Sports members will be speaking on the record for the Coliseum City project.

3:18 PM PST: 15 speakers, including myself, are just now wraping up speaking on the project. Fred Blackwell lead things off by presenting layouts for the site, followed by public words from myself as I presented SOS’s letter sent to Chairperson Jane Brunner earlier in the day, Rick Tittle, Save Oakland Sports member Black Hole Rob, Save Oakland Sports Co-Founder Randall Whitney and AFR Host/Green Stampede President Jorge Leon. A few people also brought up still exploring the infamous “980 Site” as well as Doug Boxer pointing out to not fully give up on the Victory Court site.

3:47 PM PST: Igancio de la Fuente, who has been part of many efforts over the past decade to keep all the teams in Oakland, just stated that he will keep up his efforts to keep all 3 teams in Oakland. He feels that” the city is in a better postion than in the past to get this done.” Chairperson Brunner concers with what de la Fuente had to say, along with exploring  plans incase any or all 3 teams leave as well as looking at the 980 site. She agrees with de la Fuente on moving forward with the project. RF Drummer is filming the whole event and will have the footage up on our Ustream channel later in the day.

3:52 PM PST: All members of the Committee agree for City Council to vote on the matter next Tuesday night. This concludes my updates from City Hall. StAy sAfe.

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“Your #1 source for everything and anything on your Oakland Athletics since 2003!” A’s Fan Radio is an internet sports radio talk show produced and hosted by fans of the Oakland Athletics Baseball Club. Launched in 2003 and broadcasting until 2007 from La Estrellita Café & Bar at 446 E. 12th St in Oakland, AFR made its return from a 4 year hiatus on 10/27/2011. The show features original cast members Chris Dobbins and Keith “Cpl Oaktown” Salminen along with The Bauce Man, Ballistic Bill, Dano Wolfe and Tito Soulchild. Along with covering the A’s, AFR will also cover other Bay Area pro & college sports teams EXPECT the Giants, Kickin’ It With Kaval, the World Famous Weather Report w/ Kristen “Kwisty” Salminen, events in & around Oakland & beyond, Ballistic Bullshit, and, as always, MORE! For more info on “A’s Talk from the Fan’s Point of View”, visit: View live show broadcasts @ View past shows & more @ The views and opinions of our cast, guests and listeners are in no way, shape or form affiliated with the Oakland Athletics or Major League Baseball
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