Addendum: Updated on March 30th at 3:30pm to include video and additional text…
Roughly 60 people, and two dogs, marched in front of Alameda City Hall today under the name “Coalition for a Better Alameda” to protest Mayor Beverly Johnson’s flip-flopping of election campaign promises to “Protect Measure A.”
Holding Mayor Beverly Johnson’s campaign signs from 2006 which contain the slogan “Protect Measure A,” marchers shouted “BevJo, Pinocchio” and “BevJo Must Go!” They also re-counted tales of witnessing Mayor Johnson voicing support for Measure A – even for Alameda Point – during the 2006 election campaign. The protest came on the heels of last week’s “robotic” telephone calls to Alameda residents carrying a pre-recorded message from the Mayor. Residents also received a glossy brochure in the mail from SunCal, with the Mayor’s picture on the back, touting SunCal’s Alameda Point proposal. Protesters stapled this to a sign that read “SunCal Fairy Tales.”
Demonstrators demanded that Mayor Johnson withdraw her support of SunCal’s current proposal for Alameda Point, and to disclose who paid for the “robotic” telephone call campaign and the glossy brochure mailer, and how much it cost.
Here are some pictures and video from the demonstration: