Cheers reverberated around the Council chambers at the conclusion of the voting, with Brunner officially announcing the approval. It was by far the loudest emotional outburst for any of the items on the meeting's agenda. The rousing ovation was followed by robust "Let's Go Oakland" chants.
To recap: the City Council voted to authorize up to $750,000 to spend on an EIR, but with two provisions (resulting from the previous meeting):
- The contract between the City of Oakland and LSA Associates is subject to termination at any time, without the City being on the hook for the balance, and;
- Conservative spending on "tangible certainties."