Not an article can be written or cited about SunCal these days without what is becoming an almost ubiquitous comment posting from alamedapointinfo.org. The site is totally anti-SunCal, but I wanted to give the creators props as an example of moderated criticism that has so far been missing from the discussion of Alameda Point and island development.
It seems that there is a small group of people who are upset at the Alameda Point signature gatherers not standing on street corners yelling, “will you sign this initiative to put measure a for the whole city on the ballot thereby ruining our small-town community.” It was surprising to hear who is acknowledging that this is the case.
Actionsocabetteralameda has a hilarious post up today about how terrible it is for SunCal to request that they pay the US Navy less for Alameda Point. The argument? The Navy deserves to recoup the costs of the clean up at Alameda Point for the toxic mess they themselves created.
The Sierra Club of Northern Alameda County took a step closer to supporting the master plan for Alameda Point last night, while giving a shout out to the Alameda Point Vision.
Word is spreading that the Courts have granted Harbor Bay Isle Associates the right to build their Village Six project. This is categorically untrue.
18 months ago, AUSD and the Board of Education received a demographic study for the district from Lapkoff and Gobalet. This study came under a lot of criticism during the Edison enrollment/lottery discussion and I thought it would be interesting to look at how it has faired two years out.
In today’s Alameda Journal newsletter from “former councilmember” Barbara Thomas which is so rife with bad information that it hints at why she was so spectacularly voted out of office in her run for reelection in 1991. (she received barely 20% of the vote in 1991, just beating Don Roberts for fourth place).
At Wednesday’s ARRA meeting, something miraculous happened. A councilmember decided to take a real leadership role in the Alameda Point project. After years of moving the Alameda Point project forward while trying to keep a respectful distance from it, someone on the council stepped up to the plate and took a full-fledged position.
While the net is abuzz with posts about SunCal’s financial struggles in the “new” economy. Catellus, Alameda’s partner in the Alameda Landing project, is finding itself with similar struggles.
After a city council meeting that wended it’s way through weirdness, the ARRA (city council in another guise) gave comments on SunCal’s Alameda Point plan…and guess what…