OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland's city council has quietly killed plans to build a controversial luxury high-rise near Lake Merritt.
The council scrapped a $12-million deal to sell the land to a real estate firm in closed session Wednesday.
The move comes after a confidential memo from the Oakland city attorney was leaked publicly. It claimed the city ignored state law when it began negotiating with the private developer.
Oakland kills plan to build luxury Lake Merritt high-rise