This email was forwarded to me today. Oakland Councilmember Jane Brunner is encouraging Oaklanders to email Major League Baseball to keep the A's in Oakland:
Dear A’s Fans -
As you are well aware the Oakland A’s have pulled their proposal to build a stadium in Fremont. At this time they are trying to convince Major League Baseball to let them build their stadium in San Jose. In order to move to San Jose, I understand the Giants have to agree and/or Major League Baseball has to say yes over the Giants objection.
I am still very committed to trying to keep the A’s in Oakland. I have talked to Lew Wolff who still says he is not interested in Oakland.
I think it is time for us to make it clear to Major League Baseball that the Oakland A’s belong in Oakland. The Mayor, Ron Dellums and I wrote a letter to the League clearly stating our desire to have the team stay in Oakland and outlining that the City of Oakland would like to meet with the League and the owners. (I have attached the letter). Over the years the City has identified several excellent spots where the stadium can be built and we have a team of city staff looking at new sites.
I encourage you to make your own feelings known to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President, Oakland City Council
The next meeting of the Mayor's Sports and Entertainment Task Force is tonight at 6 PM.