On Point: Pro-Point development group enters fray
A few months ago, I reported that a group of local folks had assembled into a committee to oppose developer SunCal’s proposed plan for Alameda Point. Well, this week, SunCal’s reps announced the creation of a new group of local folks who are in favor of their development plans.
The group is called Alamedans for Alameda Point Revitalization, and they’re endorsing SunCal’s proposed ballot initiative, which details the developer’s plans for the Point.
“Alamedans for Alameda Point Revitalization (AAPR) was formed to ensure that the voices of those who want a positive, realistic and financially healthy plan for Alameda Point are heard,” Doug Siden, a member of the East Bay Regional Parks board who is listed as the chair of the group, is quoted as saying in the press release.
The advisory committee includes Alameda Point Collaborative Executive Director Doug Biggs, Bladium owner Brad Shook, Encinal High School athletic director Kevin Gorham, Perforce Software owner Chris Seiwald and Kathy Moehring, executive director of the West Alameda Business Association. (Another member is Jon Spangler, a local writer and bicycle enthusiast who was this week forced to deny false rumors published by a local activist and blogger claiming he was a paid hand for SunCal.)
The release says the developer plans to put their plan on the ballot soon. Signatures are due by September 28.