Source: East Bay Express
By: Darwin BondGraham
Date: July 8, 2015
Related Staff: David Zisser

The second and final vote on a deal to sell city-owned land to developer UrbanCore for construction of a 300-unit luxury apartment building near Lake Merritt was postponed by Oakland City Council members at the last minute in response to a confidential city attorney memo that revealed that council members were told the plan was illegal in February. The city council did not reschedule the item for a future date, and it’s unclear what the council’s next move will be.

David Zisser, a public interest attorney with Public Advocates, told the council that Parker’s memo “gives the city an opportunity to comply fully with the Surplus Land Act.”

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