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On Point: Here come the drums

Submitted by on 1, June 5, 2009 – 5:45 am3 Comments

alameda-point-jetIn place of our regularly scheduled post (sorry – still working on it), I’ll drop a quick note to let you know that the folks behind the newly organized Protect the Point have organized a protest march against the pending Point ballot initiative at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13.

The march starts at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, and concludes at Jackson Park, at San Jose and Park Avenue.

They’ve got speakers and live music, according to the Evite (looks like 22 of the 138 folks they’ve invited to the march will definitely be there as of Thursday night).

Signatures for the proposed ballot initiative are due in to the City Clerk by June 15.

While I’m on it, I think I promised a while back I’d try to figure out who the folks are behind Save Our Future Alameda, who sent us this pro-Point development video. I e-mailed them a few weeks ago looking for more information and got this response:

Thanks for your interest, as an anonymous group we don’t read our mail very often. Let us know what info you need and we’ll try and provide it.

It’s been eight days since I asked them for a name and I haven’t heard back.

3 Comments »

  • Former Island Resident says:

    How far are they willing to go? Will freight rail be reestablished to the Point???

  • David Howard says:

    Don’t be silly. We’re not talking about rail freight. Click my name to see an alternate plan (large file, sorry!) for Alameda Point focused on job creation, re-use of the light industrial buildings, and channeling federal money into Alameda Point for sustainable energy and green/clean tech research. This option has never been fully explored by Alameda City Council.

  • Former Island Resident says:

    Rail freight is greener compared to trucking. You can carry 1 ton over 400 miles on a single gallon of diesel.

    What is more amazing it has been around 15 years since the point has been shut down. We have gotten nowhere significant. Should of left the military base open and operational. Kinda funny calling for federal spending now when it was there to begin with? Thank you Ron Dellums.

    As far a green tech, the bureau of electricity should have spend all their nearly defaulted bond moeny on city wide solar panel installations. Thus, no PG&E transmission costs because it would have been generated on the island within the service area.

    So, are we going to cancel the 4th of July parade in the name of saving precious Alameda city funds given the budget cuts and to reduce all the generated trash?

    Just pull the bridges and flood the tunnels.

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