Guest Post by Susan Galleymore
The Navy has another Public Comment meeting coming up…in the library again. This time Derek Robinson, the Navy’s BRAC (Base Realignment And Closure) Environmental Coordinator, will be there (to keep things in line??). Please, please alert your friends and neighbors and let’s get folks out again . . . and more of ’em if we can.
Here is some info – date, etc – and docs:
Wednesday, May 15th, Navy Public Comment meeting. 6:30 pm, Oak Street Library. Hear the Navy’s Proposed Plan for Operable Unit 2B – the Superfund area east of Seaplane Lagoon that the City proposes for it new “city core” at Alameda Point. Read the Navy’s Proposed Plan for OU 2B. Too technical? Come to the meeting and ask questions about it.
More info to understand OU 2B
- Map of underground/groundwater plume
- Summary table of contaminants
- Description of OU 2B; contributed by Dale Smith, RAB Community Co-chair
- What’s the RAB?
Remember, this is the area the city “fathers…and mothers” plan for AP’s “city core”…and, to that end, they’re paid a consulting company $250,000 for a plan. Meantime, the Navy is still busy with clean up – it is among the filthiest areas on the base – and they expect to have their Feasibility Study ready around about November. We discussed this at length at last night’s Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting, and even Derek agreed the city may have waited before making this payday.
Then again, it says a lot that the city’s Economic Development Department is “in charge” of AP…rather than the best outcome for current and future residents, a sustainable city, or wildlife . . .
There are two ways to provide comments during this 30-day period: (1) offer oral or written comments during the public meeting and/or (2) provide written comments by mail, e-mail, or fax.
PUBLIC MEETING – May 15, 2013
Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak Street
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
SEND WRITTEN COMMENTS TO:
BRAC (Base Realignment And Closure) Environmental Coordinator
Department of Navy
BRAC Program Management Office West
1455 Frazee Road, Suite 900
San Diego, CA 92108-4310