Diocese of Oakland

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Oakland wrote a letter describing their business plan in support of the proposed Walnut Creek cell tower, reproduced below. In it, the Real Estate Director describes having 20 projects either completed or in progress. Note that the letter omits the profits that will be generated by AT&T and the amount of revenue flowing to the landowner (which is the Diocese of Oakland, not St. Stephen's Parish) from this commercial use of property that is exempt from county property tax rolls.

What recent developments could have the Diocese of Oakland looking for more revenue?

Two lawsuits filed against Diocese of Oakland
Oakland diocese faces 5th lawsuit on priest abuse

Tru Love,
Nov 7, 2010, 9:19 PM