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Point plan protest Saturday

Submitted by on 1, June 15, 2009 – 5:45 amNo Comment

213111About 100 people showed up at Alameda City Hall on Saturday to march in protest to a proposed development out at Alameda Point.

Shouting “Say no to SunCal!” and waving signs with slogans like “27 BANKRUPT$ DON’T ADD UP” and “NO PRIVATE PROFIT FROM PUBLIC DEBT,” the protesters marched up Park Street to a rally in Jackson Park. Some drivers honked in what I’d assume was support, while others curious onlookers just stared.

The march was organized by Protect the Point, a political committee formed to oppose a development agreement for the Point that SunCal Companies hopes to put on the ballot in November.

The agreement would allow a developer to build more than 4,500 new homes, about 3.2 million square feet of commercial space and 350,000 square feet of retail space. It also spells out a variety of public amenities like parks, a regional sports complex and more to be built at the site and lays out a rough framework for where the money for those amenities would come from.

Petition signatures for the measure (click left, then right) are due in to the City Clerk’s office today.

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