A federal judge offered the city a fresh victory in former Alameda Point developer SunCal's fraud and breach of contract lawsuit, deciding the developer isn't entitled to recoup the $17 million it spent in its effort to reach a development deal. Read more >> about Federal judge downsizes SunCal suit
On Saturday, nearly four dozen people boarded a bus – environmentalists, engineers, and the occasional journalist – for a two-hour tour highlighting the Navy’s latest efforts to pull poisons out of the ground and water at and around Alameda Point.
The Navy is required by federal law to perform public outreach on its cleanup efforts, and the annual tour is one way the team in charge of making sure the Point is safe for human habitation, workers and recreation chose to fulfill that duty, according to Derek Robinson, the trim, affable head of the team managing cleanup efforts there. Read more >> about On Point: Two hours on a bus
It seems as though the city will be taking a step backward if the City Council decides at its June 6 meeting to stop full city-led land entitlement activities and goes with one of the open ended alternatives or, even worse, effectively give up and wait for the economy to improve. Shelving the current planning efforts indefinitely for Alameda Point delays any significant real property tax coming from that city owned land. Read more >> about You said it: Moving backward on Alameda Point
Alameda’s city leaders are attempting once again to revise the city’s plan for housing to comply with state law and to avoid state funding losses and lawsuits. Alameda’s so-called housing element, which is designed to show that a city’s got enough land zoned in a way that allows its housing needs to be met, has been out of compliance with state law since 1999. Read more >> about City preparing new housing plan
October 5, 2011 was to be a watershed moment in the city’s long struggle to revitalize the defunct Naval Air Station Alameda. That night city leaders signed a new deal with the Navy that would put most of the former base into the city’s hands by the end of 2012, free of the $108.5 million price tag the Navy had demanded in prior years. Read more >> about The end of redevelopment