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Alameda Point Development Initiative, Measure B

Measure B, What is it?
Measure B, a.k.a. the Alameda Point Development Initiative, or the Alameda Point Revitalization Initiative is a 300 page ballot initiative written by SunCal, the assigned master developer for Alameda Point. It provides for 5,000 homes at the west end of Alameda and would give SunCal a tremendous amount of control over development of Alameda Point – roughly 1/3rd of the island of Alameda – and over $200 million in tax subsidies, while legally committing SunCal to very little of the benefits to existing residents that they are promising. Get more background and an electronic copy of the initiative here.

When is the election?
Tuesday, February 2, 2010.

Our Editorial Stance
We encourage you to vote “no” on Measure B, on February 2, 2010.

Where do other groups stand?

Against
Protect the Point, the official opposition campaign committee.
Alameda County Democratic Party
Alameda Architectural Preservation Society
Alameda Chamber of Commerce
Alameda Labor Council
Building and Construction Trades Council
Teamsters Local 853
Mayor Beverly Johnson
Vice Mayor Doug deHaan
Councilmember Frank Matarrese
Councilmember Marie Gilmore
Alameda City Treasurer Kevin Kennedy
Alameda City Auditor Kevin Kearney
AUSD School Board Trustee Tracy Jensen
AUSD School Board Trustee Trish Spencer
Alameda Education Association

Alameda Sun (Editorial stance.)
Alameda Journal (Editorial stance.)
East Bay Express (Editorial stance.)
San Francisco Chronicle (Editorial stance.)

No Position
The Alameda democratic club has adopted a “no position” stance on the initiative.

In Favor
Alamedans for Alameda Point Revitalization, a local front group comprised of Alameda residents propped up by SunCal.
HOMES
Alameda City Council Member Lena Tam (Undeclared, but presumed by her actions. Councilmember Tam lent her image and words to SunCal’s mailers.)
AUSD School Board Trustee Mike McMahon
Greenbelt Alliance

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