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June 17, 2015

And the verdict is in…

Filed under: Alameda, Alameda Point, City Council, Development, Public Resources — Lauren Do @ 6:07 am

The City Council voted to approve the Site A project in a 5-0 vote, but of course after lots of positive public speakers, only one solidly against.  

Then there was this bit of snippy weirdness as captured by a play-by-play tweeter last night:



  1. This Mayor has voted in favor of the Del Monte project, the new fire station & emergency operations center, and now the site A plan. What more could I ask for.? Now if she could just try to do our public business during the hours that we are awake I would be happy. I apologize to her supporters.

    Comment by John P. — June 17, 2015 @ 7:12 am

  2. What I remember: It was too late, people were tired, she was being her hesitant, deliberate self. Tony jumped into the middle of her presentation to stir waters that didn’t need it, She went on, Marylin then interrupted. Trish, reacted. End of story. From what she was saying, I thought she gave indication that she was going to vote yes, as long as she had verbal agreement about some points. Ernst was giving it to her, nice and clean. Probably would have ended 1/2 hr sooner if they had left her alone.

    Comment by Li_ — June 17, 2015 @ 7:48 am

  3. Going into the meeting last night, I was predicting a 3-2 vote in favor (which would have stopped the project) or at best, a 4-1 vote to go forward. Never in my wildest dreams did I foresee a unanimous vote for Site A.

    Kudos to Jennifer Ott, who has done so much amazing work on the gazillion details of Alameda point proposals, infrastructure, the EIR, and countless community meetings and public hearings. Her presentation dotted every i and crossed every t. I am in awe….

    Comment by Jon Spangler — June 17, 2015 @ 7:48 am

  4. Sometimes it takes 18 years, but miracles do happen…sometimes when you least expect it.

    Comment by Jake. — June 17, 2015 @ 8:26 am

  5. Yeah, late accounts for a lot, including other council members’ impatience with the cross-examination. Ernst appeared to be very familiar with the mayor’s sticking points, answering her somewhat garbled questions with admirable clarity. Frank got Alameda a great deal out of this, and I think that and Ott’s efforts ought to be our focus.

    Comment by gaylon — June 17, 2015 @ 8:35 am

  6. Please please pretty please tear down that ugly aircraft stripping building otherwise known as Bld 25.

    Comment by jack — June 17, 2015 @ 9:25 am

  7. Spencer approved 1200 units of housing in six months, more than the last two councils combined. Oh, my the traffic! What will her NIMBY supporters say?

    Comment by Chuck — June 17, 2015 @ 10:10 am

  8. #7 looks like she had 1 supporter last night, even ACT somewhat sort of supports site A, with some conditions.

    Comment by Al P — June 17, 2015 @ 10:20 am

  9. 7,8: Based on the wording of Janet Gibson’s ACT statement at the podium, the ACT “endorsement” of Site A appeared to represent a split in the ACT–something like a 55 percent approval versus 45 percent opposition or concerns?

    Comment by Jon Spangler — June 18, 2015 @ 7:02 am

  10. How silent the Do Chorus when deprived of their contrived outrage. I could have told you weeks ago how she was going to vote. Do’s political intuition is as accurate as her information about what kind of opinion pieces the Alameda Sun will publish.

    Comment by people can be unreasonable ------- — June 18, 2015 @ 4:51 pm

  11. 10/Unreasonable, seems like Sullwold thought the same thing and presumed Spencer was going to vote ‘no.’

    Comment by Chuck — June 18, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

  12. #10: Easy to say after the fact. Why DIDN’T you say it weeks ago?

    Comment by Linda on Otis St. — June 19, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

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