Four people with more than a century’s combined experience in different aspects of the health care field have applied to fill out the second half of former Alameda Health Care District Board member Stewart Chen’s four-year term, in the wake of Chen’s ascension into a City Council seat.
Lynn Bratchett, Shubha Fanse, Terrie L. Kurrasch and Tracy Lynn Jensen have all applied to fill Chen’s seat on the board, which oversees Alameda Hospital. A replacement for Chen is expected to be picked on January 28.
Perhaps one of the biggest challenges facing city leaders seeking to redevelop Alameda Point during tough economic times is finding the money to revitalize the 918-acre former Naval base. To address that challenge, some City Council candidates are suggesting Alameda take a look overseas.
“This world economy should not be a one way street. It should be a two way street. And I’d like to foster that,” said Stewart Chen, a council candidate who says Alameda should consider talking to foreign investors.