Tonight the City Council now gets to be in the unenviable position of being yelled at by people about the land swap-y deal. The School District has put up a FAQ answering some of the questions that were asked at previous meetings. The City has also put up their own quick and dirty summary of how the land swap works as well, which is here:
Lest someone bring up the whole, well all that money from the AUSD housing fund is money that is not being accounted for that the Housing Authority is essentially getting for free. Here’s a portion of the letter to the City of Alameda challenging that the obligations that the City of Alameda have earmarked for those funds are actually enforceable. Meaning that the State still feels as though those funds are not committed and therefore should be handed over to the state:
So as School Board Member Mike McMahon noted the other night, that money may not even pan out for the Housing Authority since the City/Housing Authority will still be on the hook to fight the state for those funds.
Some other things on the agenda, Google and the free rent, closed door negotiations with Del Monte Pet Food which is now Big Heart Pet Brands, I assume those that are lamenting the closed door nature of the School Board/City Council/Housing Authority discussion will also be forcefully insisting that these negotiations with this private company also be conducted in front of a live studio audience as well.