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Mif Albright Golf Course Land Swap Discussion Moved to October 18th Alameda City Council Meeting

A City Council discussion about a controversial land swap involving the Mif Albright 9-hole par-3 golf course has been moved from October 4th to October 18th, the City announced yesterday.

The stated reason for the delay was to allow Alameda City Manager John Russo to commission on additional appraisal of the property before bringing a staff report to Council for direction.

In a July 12th council meeting, Mr. Russo presented to Council a new proposal from Ron Cowan’s Harbor Bay Island Associates that would exchange 12.25 acres of land on North Loop Road for the current Mif Albright property where new homes might be built.

Mr. Cowan has long been rumored to have his sights set on the Mif Albright, and land swap discussions date back at least to 2009. In 2008, Bay Farm Island residents, and Peet’s Coffee, pushed back on Cowan’s attempt to re-zone the North Loop Parcels from commercial to residential so that he might build anywhere from 104 to 227 homes.

Recently, residents have been denouncing the proposed land swap, calling it a giveaway to Cowan, and saying the Mif Albright property has been undervalued for the swap.

The staff report, including the appraisal, is to be available to the public on October 6th.

6 comments to Mif Albright Golf Course Land Swap Discussion Moved to October 18th Alameda City Council Meeting

  • Agreement with KemperSports for the Maintenance and Operation of the Chuck Corica Golf Complex Will be Discussed at October 4th City Council

    City of Alameda, CA

    City of Alameda staff will bring its report with recommendations for a new agreement between the City and KemperSports to maintain and operate the Chuck Corica Golf Complex.

    On the Council agenda it is item 6.C.ii, and it is available at the City’s website –

    6.C.ii. Recommendation to Approve the Major Deal Points for the Agreement with KemperSports for the Maintenance and Operation of the Chuck Corica Golf Complex and Direct Staff to Prepare a Lease Agreement for City Council Consideration.

    The other golf related items have been continued until October 18, 2001.

  • ralph

    GOODBYE SUNCAL HELLO RON COWAN ,
    will Alameda ever learn.

  • 94502

    One by one Alamedans are awakening to the folly of giving in and giving it up to Cowan.

    Let us stand solidly in opposition.

    Let Gilmore, Tam, Bonta and Russo that their political careers will be over if they remain in bed with Cowan.

  • alamedavigilante

    I haven’t seen Alameda this united against anything since we defeated Measure B! Let’s make it clear that Council members who vote FOR this Cowan proposal can count on NOT getting our votes in future elections! Remember, it takes four, not 3, council votes for the golf swap to pass!

  • blanche knott

    Russo doesn’t care-he doesn’t have to. He ended his own political career by coming to Alameda, from which he can retire with a nice pension.

  • 94502

    How did I ever omit Johnson in my comment above??? Send Johnson on her way out of Alameda with Cowan. “Birds of a feather flock together.” Let them flock somewhere else with Tam, Bonta and Gilmore.

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