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Oakland Raiders Las Vegas NFL Stadium Update – Local Small Subcontractors Law Spiked

Oakland Raiders Las Vegas NFL Stadium Update – Local Small Subcontractors Law Spiked

The Oakland Raiders lobbists are said to have been behind what’s described as a “spike” of a proposed amendment to the Southern Nevada Tourism and Improvements Act (SNTIA) that would have called for a 15 percent small local subcontractor hiring requirement for the proposed Las Vegas NFL Stadium. This news comes from the Nevada Independent today.

The legislation was introduced by Nevada Independent Senator Patricia Farley, who voted for the SNTIA. The Senator wanted to make sure that Nevada’s small local businesses received work from the Oakland Raiders Las Vegas project. She told the Nevada Independent: “For them to do this, now, so early on, raises my eyebrow in just what is it going to be like to have them here. Are they going to be a community partner and good corporate citizen, or is this just now about the Raiders?”

This news, combined with the rancor around the much-discussed but not done Community Benefits Agreement part of the 12 documents needed to assure the stadium will be made, and the arguments between black Las Vegas contractors and Union Local 872 (which has black membership), together cast an ugly image on a project that does have enough work to go around for everyone. And the Oakland Raiders are at the center of the controversy. (Something that would not have happened in Oakland, if a new NFL stadium were built, because the laws have provisions protecting local small businesses so they get a shot at available work.)

Stay tuned.

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4 injured when car plows into tree in Oakland Hills – SFGate

SFGateFour people were injured Friday morning when their car slammed into a tree in the Oakland Hills, causing multiple extrication efforts by emergency crews, officials said. A resident called police about 3:30 a.m. to report that a car had rolled over and …4 hospitalized after car crashes into tree in Oakland HillsKGO-TVFour injured in Oakland […]

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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting in East Oakland – KTVU San Francisco

KTVU San FranciscoOAKLAND (KTVU) — Oakland police said Thursday that they have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a man who was fatally shot in the parking lot of an East Oakland Home Depot store. Authorities said in a written statement that …Acquaintance charged in Oakland ambush killingEast Bay Times all […]

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Teen testifies Oakland cop coached her how to be good prostitute – SFGate

SFGateThe hearing came after nearly two months of disputes in court between the Alameda County district attorney’s office and the Oakland city attorney over what police personnel files Deputy District Attorney Sabrina Farrell could obtain, the prosecutor said.Oakland Police Officer To Face Trial In Sex Exploitation ScandalCBS San Francisco Bay AreaEx-Oakland cop to stand trial […]

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Luxury high-rise boom makes downtown San Jose a millennial magnet – The Mercury News

The Mercury News… residential and mixed-use construction. Now, as developers build more high-rise housing with luxury amenities — the most downtown has ever seen — they expect the well-heeled residents moving in will lure more restaurants and coveted retailers … …read more Source:: Oakland Restaurants News By Google News

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Phap Duyen Tu: The Buddha Shrine of Oakland – Atlas Obscura

Atlas ObscuraIn an effort to discourage crime, vandalism, and dumping on their street corner, an Oakland resident set up a small Buddha statue that his wife purchased from Ace Hardware. He was not religious, just fed up and thought the Buddha might help dissuade … …read more Source:: Oakland CA News By Google News

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Nephew sought in East Oakland death – East Bay Times

Nephew sought in East Oakland deathEast Bay TimesBy Harry Harris | hharris@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group … OAKLAND — A confrontation outside an East Oakland restaurant Wednesday night left a man choked to death and his nephew being sought for the killing, police said Thursday. …read more Source:: Oakland Restaurant News From Google News

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Oakland city officials intend to use app to help locate, fix potholes – KGO-TV

KGO-TVIt’s a bumpy ride in Oakland. As the city’s streets fall apart the mayor’s office is calling on citizens to help. There may be a new technological way to help get the potholes fixed faster. (KGO-TV). KGO. By Katie Utehs. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:30PM. …read more Source:: Oakland CA News By Google News

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