Critics of SunCal’s Alameda Point Revitalization Initiative have often been pejoratively, and mistakenly, labeled “anti-development” and needlessly distrustful of the “big bad developer.” But it’s coming to light, as SunCal tries to slink away from Alameda back to SoCal, that they duped even their most ardent sympathizers within Alameda. Perhaps now some of those [...]
Update, 6:00pm, June 27th, 2009: Response from Kate Quick, President of the Alameda League of Women Voters:
Well, there is some editorializing and a bit of opinion in Bill’s statement. But essentially, the dialogue did take place, and Lena did say that due to some changes in the conditions now in discussions with the Navy, [...]
Here it is folks, your regularly scheduled, perennial, local school district funding crisis!
Thank you to Michele Ellson of The Island for tracking down this report on the abuses of paid-signature gatherers, including Arno Political Consulting, the group providing the pen people here in Alameda. Here are a couple of excerpts from the report on questionable tactics used by Arno – some of which Alameda residents may recognize.
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.”
We now have the full text of SunCal’s ballot measure they are working to collect signatures on. WABA’s Kathy Moehring signed the intent to solicit petition signatures. The document is over 16 pages of SunCal marketing material, with the language to ammend Measure A at the end. That language is re-produced below. More to come [...]
We’re getting reports that Alameda residents are also receiving telephone calls – robo-calls – with a recording from Alameda Mayor Beverly Johnson, asking for support of SunCal’s Alameda Point proposal. This, from a Mayor that ran her last campaign with the slogan “Protect Measure A.”
Although the local print newspapers covered Alameda Wine Company owner Karen Ulrich’s dilemma over the operating hours her City of Alameda landlord is insisting upon, before her appeal, we didn’t see anything in the paper after her appeal.
Here’s a sneak preview of what we can expect from SunCal as we get closer to the November ballot and their attempt to change Measure A. SunCal may be violating New Mexico state lobbyist laws with their TV ads and highway billboards pushing legislators to approve over $400 million in state tax-increment financing to subsidize [...]
A reader and Porsche owner tipped us off to this upcoming event at Alameda Point, on the old airfield – Porsche Club of America autocross racing at Alameda Point. The Porsche Club Golden Gate Region proudly announces on their website that:
We are excited to see our first 2009 autocross coming together. As planned, it [...]