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Oakland mayor doesn't support using tax dollars to keep Raiders
Oakland mayor doesn't support using tax dollars to keep Raiders

Although she said last year she would "fight like hell" to keep the Raiders, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is also vowing not to use public funds to prevent the franchise from leaving. Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle, Schaaf said spending taxpayer money to finance a new stadium for the Raiders doesn't make sense considering the city is still picking up the tab for renovations it made to Oakland Coliseum in the 1990s. The city shelled out $200 million to renovate the stadium for the Raiders and Athletics, and the debt won't be paid off until 2026. “That money we’re paying now is general-fund money we...

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