The proposed A’s stadium and development project at Howard Terminal created acrimony between the Port of Oakland and industry stakeholders. We lost ground and confidence during that controversy, but now that the friction looks to be behind us, it is time to move forward with a positive, unified front.
The Port of Oakland has much to offer. It is the ideal port for California’s agricultural products. Its proximity to major north/south and east/west freeways make it a desirable gateway for import cargoes.
The planned infrastructure enhancements, including the widening of the turning basin, are much needed projects which will guarantee its long term viability as well as to ensure it operates efficiently and environmentally responsibly.