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From left to right, Dianne Millner, Jai Jennifer, Nishant Sharma, Bill Aboudi, City Administrator Henry Gardner, Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, Dexter Vizinau, George McDaniel, Len Turner, Ken Houston, and John Monetta at Oakland City Hall after signing the 55-year lease for Aboudi's 17-acre army base development. Photo courtesy of Nishant Sharma's Facebook

OMSS $25-Million Army Base Development Will Hire 300 Local Workers

In its marathon negotiations with the city, Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) owned by Bill Aboudi has faced countless obstacles over many years, even after the City Council approved an agreement.But this week, Aboudi finally [...]
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New Army Base Development Overcame “Almost Insurmountable” Obstacles

Now that the Oakland City Council has approved the $25 million, 17-acre development to build a parking and services center for trucks adjacent to the Port of Oakland, the project seems like an obvious win [...]
Jose Dueñas of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Len Turner of Turner Group Construction and Carl Chan of Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce spoke at last week's Community and Economic Developent Committee (CED) meeting to support the OMSS project. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Aboudi’s Army Base Project Means Jobs and Reduced Pollution

The City Council this week approved a 55-year lease for a 17-acre, $25 million development to create a new up-to-date home for Bill Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) as part of the Army Base [...]
Bill Aboudi (left) spoke recently to sheriff deputies as they prepared to evict OMSS from the City of Oakland's Army Base property.

OMSS Evicted at Army Base, Site Handed to Another Truck Parking Company Mayor Quan Allows Apparent Favoritism

The city’s hard line decision to evict Bill’s Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) to start it’s Army Base development project – evicting small businesses and putting big rig trucks out into the community – [...]
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City Provides Some Parking to Keep Trucks Out of Neighborhoods Mayor Silent as OMSS Struggles to Move Before Property Is Sold by City at Auction

The Oakland Army Base Development project has taken a significant turn this week as city staff confirmed on Tuesday a temporary and partial solution to address the need for additional truck parking.
OMSS staff Luis Carbajal (far right) talks to independent trucker Ben Tam as Herbert Landaberry (far left) and logs his information. For the past week, driver information has been logged manually until electricity is accessible at OMSS' new site. Photo by Ashley Chambers

City Puts Big Rigs Back on Streets

As big rig trucks begin to park more and more on city streets, the need remains high for the parking spaces formerly provided by Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) and its owner Bill Aboudi, who [...]
Andreas Quintanilla, an owner operator that parks at OMSS, holds up the flyer he received this week notifying Army Base businesses to move their property before the city's scheduled eviction on Sept. 13. Courtesy of OMSS.

Eviction in Effect for Army Base Businesses "A third world country would give us better support than they’re doing," says Aboudi

“We’re asking them to take [their truck], move it and park it somewhere else, ” John Monetta, City of Oakland The eviction notice served by the Alameda County Sheriffs Department to Bill Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime [...]
Thousands of truckers, some that use OMSS space for parking every day, will resort to parking in the West Oakland community if the city does not come up with a solution. Photo by Ken Epstein

City’s Inaction Forces Polluting Trucks to Park on Neighborhood Streets

As the deadline approaches for Oakland Army Base businesses to move, West Oakland residents are complaining about the increase of heavy truck traffic and parking in their neighborhoods.
Bill Aboudi (left) of OMSS talks to Alameda County Sheriff Deputy Craig Wong, who is serving him an official Notice to Vacate by Friday Sept. 6. Sitting in the sheriff's car is Deputy Kristian Kettlitz. Photo by Ken Epstein

Army Base Jobs and Small Businesses Win Reprieve Last Minute Negotiations to Keep Big Rigs Out of West Oakland

Community members scored a big victory this week in their ongoing struggle to keep big rig polluting trucks out of West Oakland. Bill Aboudi of Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) finally signed a lease to [...]