What the Oakland A's Howard Terminal ballpark proposal means for taxpayers

San Francisco Chronicle

The Oakland A’s released a term sheet April 23 that details their financial plans to develop a new ballpark and mixed-use development along the city’s waterfront. But City Hall officials were surprised by the long-awaited details.

Dave Kaval, the president of the A’s, said his team of attorneys and consultants met with the city three times a week for close to eight months to develop their proposal and he added that city officials “were fully aware of all the terms and conditions in the agreement.”