Opponents of A’s waterfront Howard Terminal ballpark flood state agency meeting, with key vote looming | SF Chronicle

Dozens of Oakland port workers urged members of a key state agency Thursday to reject the A’s $12 billion proposed waterfront project, calling it “real estate grab” that will transform the port into a “yuppie playground.”

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission held a public hearing Thursday to hear from the public on the proposed A’s ballpark and development project.

The commission is expected to vote June 30 on whether to approve the A’s request to remove Howard Terminal’s 56 acres from port designation — a step toward opening the parcel to development. The ballpark project can’t move forward without that approval.

Last month, BCDC’s staff made a preliminary recommendation suggesting the commission approve the A’s request. Staff will release its final recommendation mid-June after looking at all of the comments received during Thursday’s meeting.

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