Today, the Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit that sought to overturn an environmental review conducted by the City of Oakland for the proposed Oakland A's ballpark at Howard Terminal. Mayor Sheng Thao issued the following statement on the ruling:
“What a way to celebrate opening day! This is great news for Oakland residents and fans throughout the Bay Area. Today’s unanimous decision once again confirms that the City not only complied with the law but undertook a thorough and thoughtful environmental analysis of the A’s potential ballpark development at Howard Terminal.
“Oakland will continue upgrading our infrastructure so we can support sustainable and resilient communities and promote economic development. And we are now one step closer to reaching our goals. Now that two courts have ruled in favor of the City, we hope we can all come together for the betterment of Oakland.”