City Council

Planning Board, 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, council chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

Board of Education, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, council chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Draft agenda

The Restoration Advisory Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12 in Room 140 at City Hall West, 950 West Mall Parkway.

The City Council is set to consider leasing a waterfront site that could be home to the first construction project at Alameda Point – a maintenance and operations center for the Bay Area’s public ferry service.

Tonight, the council will consider offering initial approval of a 60-year lease granting the Water Emergency Transportation Authority a spot on West Hornet Avenue to build its planned four-story Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Center. If the council okays the lease, construction of the $45 million to $50 million project could begin in January and the facility could be ready to open by May 2017.

An Alameda Point open house is being held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at Bladium Bar & Grill, 800 West Tower Avenue. The City Council and Planning Board will be in attendance.

The Historical Advisory Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 5 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

An Alameda Point open house that members of the City Council and Planning Board will attend is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 29 at Callahan Piano, 1800 Ferry Point, Alameda Point.

The Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 22 at Island High School, 500 Pacific Avenue.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly headline review. Here’s what happened on the Island this week.

Girls Inc. of the Island City has provided services to children in Alameda for over half a century. For nearly a decade, Karen Kenney has helmed the organization as its executive director, and this week, she embarks on a new adventure: retirement.

The City Council unanimously rejected a proposal Tuesday to rescind the prior council’s approval of the Del Monte warehouse development.

Even Mayor Trish Spencer, who put the rescission discussion on the council’s agenda, voted against a repeal, saying concerns about the project could be addressed by the council in other ways.

Council members Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and Tony Daysog said the benefits of retooling the development project to address lingering concerns didn’t outweigh the risks of rescinding approvals for it.

Mayor Trish Spencer has asked her dais-mates to consider rescinding a plan to redevelop the Del Monte warehouse into hundreds of new homes and shops.

The new council will consider rescinding the master plan and development agreement for the project, which includes up to 380 homes and 30,000 square feet of retail space on the 11-acre Del Monte property, at tonight’s meeting. The former council approved the development by a 4-1 vote in December, with Councilman Tony Daysog casting the lone “no” vote.