click to enlarge San Leandro mobile home owners before a City Council meeting Monday night.

Photo: Steven Tavares

San Leandro mobile home owners before a City Council meeting Monday night.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday's Briefing: Raiders lease agreement vote delayed; San Leandro leaves mobile home tenants on hold

Bonta is tops among digital influencers in East Bay politics

By Steven Tavares
Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Stories you don't want to miss for Mar. 6:

1. The Coliseum Joint Powers Authority's approval of one-year lease agreement for the Raiders to play the 2019 season in Oakland is delayed for now, the East Bay Times reports. The lease proposal is believed to be worth $7.5 million, with an option for 2020. $$

2. Struggling San Leandro mobile home owners will have to wait for tenant protections after the City Council put a proposed rent stabilization ordinance on hold at the behest of the city's mobile home park owners, who offered a self-imposed 90-day moratorium on rent increases. the East Bay Citizen reports.

3. Oakland Police continues to do a pretty good job of keeping crime down despite a perception its ranks are too low. Scott Morris in The Bold Italic, reports on OPD has done it in recent years.

4. "Gov. Gavin Newsom should immediately allow the thinning of vegetation on almost 94,000 acres of state land in a bid to keep more than 200 communities safe," including Orinda in the East Bay, according to a report authored by state fire officials, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. $$

5. Who are the top digital influencers among the East Bay's Legislative Caucus? A new report finds Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta's Twitter account possesses the most sway, but overall, his score and the rest of the East Bay caucus is quite middling.

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