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Alameda Point Development Initiative
City of Alameda
Initiative Measure - Majority Approval Required
Official Final Results
Fail: 2,361 / 14.6% Yes votes ...... 13,797 / 85.4% No votes
Index of all Measures
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Shall the City Charter Amendment, and ordinance proposing General Plan Amendments, Zoning Map and Text Amendment and Development Agreement, regarding development of Alameda Point be adopted?
If adopted, the Alameda Point Development Initiative ("Initiative") would amend the General Plan, Zoning
Ordinance and Map to rezone 918 acres of uplands and
166 acres of submerged lands currently designated as
Intermediate Industrial (Manufacturing) and Special Government Combining District (M-1-G) to a new zoning
designation: Alameda Point Specific Plan District (APSP).
The Initiative also would amend the City Charter to
exempt Alameda Point from the density restriction known
as "Measure A."
s/TERESA L. HIGHSMITH
The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure B. If you desire a copy of the ordinance, please call the City Clerk's Office at 510-747-4800 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you. You may also access the full text of the measure at the following website address: http://www.ci.alameda.ca.us
|Arguments For Measure B||Arguments Against Measure B|
|ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE B
The Naval Air Station at the western end of Alameda permanently closed more than 12 years ago. Since then, many
plans have been developed, but little progress has been
made to transform the base into a safe and productive part
of our city.
This plan will NOT cost existing taxpayers. In fact, the City requires that the plan must pay for itself.
The plan to revitalize Alameda Point is supported by community and business leaders, environmentalists, seniors and residents. Please visit http://www.alamedapointcommunity.com for more information.
Now it's up to you to help make this plan a reality and decide Alameda's future. Vote YES on B.
President, East Bay Regional Park District
President, HOMES Housing Opportunities Make Economic
Local Business Owner
President, Alameda Little League & Babe Ruth and Alameda High School Athletic Boosters
Alameda Library Supporter; 45 year Alameda resident
Please join with theAlameda community and us by voting NO on Measure B.
For more FACTS visit http://www.alamedapointinfo.com
City of Alameda Councilmember
s/Kevin R. Kearney
City of Alameda Auditor
Alameda Unified School District Board Member
Alameda Unified School District Board Member
|ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE B
VOTE NO ON MEASURE B - A BAD DEAL FOR OUR CITY
Like many fellow Alamedans, we want to see Alameda Point developed so this historic area can be revitalized to benefit the entire city again. Therefore, we do support a smart, economic development. However, the SunCal proposed development is wrong for the future of Alameda and for all taxpayers. Here's why:
Measure B is a developer-sponsored measure, by SunCal, that is one-sided. It circumvents City planning processes and gives the developer complete control of Alameda Point.
If passed, Measure B guarantees the developer the following rights:
Loses $51 million in fees for our City that would ordinarily be collected from the Developer for basic infrastructure.
WE CANNOT AFFORD A PLAN that will leave our City and its taxpayers responsible for millions of dollars if Alameda Point development fails.
WE CANNOT AFFORD TO GIVE total control and complete oversight of Alameda Point to any developer.
WE CANNOT AFFORD TO FUND any portion of the critical infrastructure and promised public benefits with your tax dollars.
WE CANNOT AFFORD UNATTAINABLE PROMISES from the developer.
WE CANNOT AFFORD MEASURE B.
PLEASE VOTE NO ON MEASURE B!
Mayor, City of Alameda
Vice Mayor, City of Alameda
Treasurer, City of Alameda
s/Blake A. Brydon
President, Alameda Chamber of Commerce
s/Dennis G. Pagones
Real Estate Broker/Alameda Business Owner
The simple fact is the decaying former Naval Air Station at Alameda Point could cost every Alameda taxpayer hundreds of dollars per year, every year.
Each year, the City of Alameda wastes millions of dollars that could be used for police and fire, but is instead spent to maintain crumbling roads, deteriorating sewer lines and decaying buildings. This creates a drain on our City budget and wastes taxpayer money.
Measure B is a plan to revitalizeAlameda Point created by residents of Alameda to rehabilitate the Naval Air Station and to prevent the waste of taxpayer dollars.
Here are the facts:
We can vote NO and continue being taxed to pay for a decaying Naval Air Station
We can vote YES to make the developer pay to Revitalize Alameda Point.
Executive Director of Alameda Point Collaborative
Alameda point resident
s/Michael J. Krueger
Alameda Transportation Commissioner
Principal Qibits Associates/Alameda Resident
s/Rev. Roger Bauer
Chair of Alameda Pt. Collaborative
|Full Text of Measure B|
|Full Text of the Initiative, Measure B|