Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tuesday’s Briefing: Warriors Celebrate with Fans Today; New Oakland Office Tower Takes Shape

By Kathleen Richards
Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 9:37 AM

click to enlarge Attendees at the 2015 parade. - BERT JOHNSON
  • Bert Johnson
  • Attendees at the 2015 parade.

More than 1 million fans are expected in downtown Oakland today
to celebrate the Warriors’ win over the Cleveland Cavaliers — its third NBA championship in four years. This year’s parade focuses solely on being interactive. Read more about today’s event here.

Speaking of which, the Warriors organization has agreed to reimburse Oakland up to $1.23 million for the cost of providing cops, firefighters, street cleaning, paramedics, and other services for today’s parade. Last year, the Warriors objected to the more than $1 million they were billed for the 2015 and 2017 celebrations, and after months of negotiations, agreed to reimburse $786,988. (East Bay Express)

The construction of Oakland’s first new office tower in more than a decade is taking shape at 601 12th St. When completed, the 24-story, 600,000-square-foot tower, called 601 City Center, will include co-working areas, rooftop decks, and an outdoor plaza. Tenants are expected to begin moving in by early 2019. (San Francisco Business Times)

Berkeley city staff have asked the city council to revise a recent landmark designation for Campanile Way — which landmarked the view from the base of the tower partially as a way to block tall developments in downtown Berkeley — because the city’s Landmarks Preservation Ordinance does not list views, corridors, or lines of sight among the objects that can receive designation status. (Berkeleyside)

A proposal to build 760 townhomes and apartments at Alameda Marina was unanimously supported by Alameda’s Planning Board. The project also proposes to build 250,000 square feet of maritime commercial space and four acres of public open space at the 44-acre site at 1815 Clement Ave. The city council is expected to vote on the project in July. (East Bay Times)

PG&E expects to record a “significant liability for losses” associated with last year’s deadly Northern California wildfires, according to a filing with the SEC yesterday, but the company doesn’t think it will take a loss from the Atlas and Highway 37 fires — despite recently released findings from state agencies that PG&E equipment was responsible for starting both fires. (San Francisco Chronicle)

The Piedmont City Council voted before a packed council chamber yesterday to declare the town a sanctuary city by resolution — meaning it’s only a symbolic gesture. Police Chief Jeremy Bowers said police already do not ask for citizenship papers, and only notify ICE when an undocumented immigrants commits a severe crime such as larceny, battery, or human trafficking. (East Bay Times)

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