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City of Alameda and school district officials announced a complex land swap deal this week that would see cash and property exchange hands. School district trustee Trish Spencer asked to see property appraisals for all of the land in question, to be able to do her fiduciary duty for the school district; AUSD Superintendent Kirsten Vital said that no appraisals are needed, that none are forthcoming, and that the shuffle is in the best interest of district and the students.
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(This table was updated on March 1, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. to reflect an estimated value for the tidelands trust parcel, based on the March 2013 sale to Tim Lewis Communities of the next-door Encinal Terminals parcel for roughly $500,000 per acre.)
(This table was updated on March 9, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. to reflect a revised estimate for the two tidelands trust parcels, Assessor Parcel Numbers 72-382-9 (6.4 acres) and 72-382-10 (10.65 acres), for a total of 17.05 acres, worth a total of $8,525,000 at $500,000 per acre.)
|City of Alameda||Alameda Unified School District
|Grant for Encinal Swim Center Renovations||$750,000||Gives City of Alameda 6.4 acre and 10.65 acres Tidelands parcels||AUSD says no appraisal of value required. However, a next-door comparable, the sale of the Encinal Terminals site to Tim Lewis Communities in March, 2013, at $500,000 per acre would value these two parcels at roughly $8.52 million.
|City grants AUSD 20-acre parcel at Alameda Point||[AUSD says no appraisal of value required.]||Gives City of Alameda 12-acre parcel at Alameda Point.||[AUSD says no appraisal of value required.]
|City/Housing Authority gives AUSD $1.2 million, of which $1.15 million is for Encinal Swim Center, and remainder for legal costs.||$1,200,000||Gives $4.6 million to City of Alameda/Housing Authority||$4,600,000
|N/A||N/A||Gives City of Alameda/Housing Authority old Island High School site|
|Appraisal not released by AUSD. Estimated to be worth $1.2 million
|Total Cash||$1,950,000||Total Cash||$4,600,000
|Total Acres||20 acres||Total Acres||29.85 acres
Alameda City Hall West. (File photo)
Alameda City Hall watchers will be busy next week with back-to-back meetings of the Public Utilities Board, which oversees Alameda Municipal Power, and Alameda City Council.
Continue reading Upcoming City Council, Alameda Municipal Power Meetings
Alameda County Tax Assessor parcel map of the two AUSD tidelands parcels.
A proposed agreement that the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees will vote on tomorrow references two distinct school-district owned Tidelands Trust parcels, bringing to 29.05 acres in total of land that the district will trade to the City of Alameda in return for 20 acres of land.
Continue reading AUSD to Trade 29 acres of Land for 20 Acres from City
The City of Alameda Planning Board will receive a draft Housing Element plan tonight.
Tonight, the City of Alameda Planning Board will receive a draft Housing Element plan for the 2015 to 2023 planning period.
Continue reading New Housing Element on Planning Board Agenda Tonight
Makani Power, a wind energy company owned by Internet search giant Google, has renewed its lease at Alameda Point, with additional space.
Continue reading Google-owned Makani Power Expands Lease at Alameda Point
Regarding the AUSD/City of Alameda/Housing Authority land swap deal:
All parties involved met multiple times for months behind closed doors to develop this deal with no public involvement or transparency and announced the deal only last week. AUSD and city employees have presumptuously represented the deal as if it were already approved prior to vote including going so far as to have a celebratory cake at Tuesday’s joint subcommittee meeting.
Continue reading AUSD Giving Away Valuable Property in Land Swap Deal
Alameda’s Elder Care Alliance is expanding a successful employee wellness program at all its locations, by way of a partnership with LIFT-Levántate.
Continue reading Alameda’s Elder Care Alliance to Expand Successful Employee Wellness Program
The Alameda Police Department has begun a driver and pedestrian awareness campaign.
A new safety awareness initiative by the Alameda Police Department’s Traffic Section will focus on educating pedestrians, as well as drivers.
Continue reading Alameda Police Initiate Pedestrian and Driver Awareness Campaign
San Francisco Bay Ferry and the City of Alameda are conducting a study to improve ferry access in Alameda. (File photo)
San Francisco Bay Ferry and the City of Alameda are conducting a study, including public workshops, to identify ways to improve parking, drop-off, and multi-modal (bike, bus, shuttle, pedestrian) access to the two Alameda ferry terminals.
Continue reading Ferry Access Study and Public Workshops
The school district and Community Learning Center Schools are still negotiating over campus locations for ACLC and Nea for the 2014 to 2015 school year. (File Photo)
A letter released to parents today by Joan Uhler, Community Learning Center Schools (CLCS) Board President, says that the charter school organization has agreed to extend negotiations for campus sites for the 2014 to 2015 school year to March 26th. CLCS is the parent body to ACLC and Nea Community Learning Center charter schools.
Continue reading School District, ACLC, Nea Charter Schools Still Negotiating Site Locations
We’ve added a frequently asked questions (FAQ) page with background information on the proposed land swap between the City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District. Read it here.