This zennie62 on youtube Livestream Show covers the events that comprise what this vlogger calls four days that led to the death of sports in Oakland. Of course, the subject is the resignation of Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Scott McKibben.
Since the events of last Friday, August 8th, many have explained that it was Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker who recommended that Scott step down amid her allegations that he violated California Fair Political Practices Commission (CFPPC) Conflict of Interest Laws. But a reading of the provision of the law that allows for the filing of an exemption causes this space to wonder why Parker didn’t work to protect McKibben?
The livestream discusses that, and gives a full history of how the Coliseum JPA was ran, and why Scott McKibben’s tenure presented the best financial position the organization has ever been in. Under the previous executive director, the Coliseum JPA ran constant, year-to-year deficits – that ended under McKibben.
The livestream also discusses the news that former Oakland City Manager and current Interim Richmond City Manager Henry Gardner will replace Scott. Henry is a well-decorated municipal executive, but he’s not a sports business oriented person. Not to say he can’t pick up the job, but the authority seems content to let Gardner fly without a net.
Welcome to Oakland’s unique taste for dysfunction.
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