This is what our Lame Duck City Council sees fit to have placed on the 11/18/2014 city council meeting agenda for a vote:
Meeting Agenda is here (click on AGENDA for 11/18 city council meeting meeting)
The recent election that unseated Gilmore & Co. was specifically related to wrong-headed development. That’s why Gilmore was voted out of office.
Gilmore should be deferring this important vote to the newly elected city council members and mayor and vice mayor. But she is not … res ipsa loquitur (if you really need to know why Gilmore was voted out of office, this fact alone explains it). We absolutely 100% need to shut this down.
WE NEED TO PUT the city council and the Alameda Point Partners ON NOTICE that they should not be proceeding with this vote until after the new council is seated.
CALL ALL PARTIES RELATED TO THIS
City Manager Russo: 510.747.7400
City Attorney Kern: 510.747.4750
Mayor Gilmore: 510-747-4701
Alameda Point Partners:
Brookfield Residential: Adrian Foley, President & COO, California, 714.200.1509
Joe Ernst, Principal, SRM Ernst Development Partners: 510-219-5376
Bruce Dorfman, Principal, Thompson Dorfman Partners: 415-381-3001
Pam White, Madison Marquette: 415-277-6828
Gary Berman, COO, Tricon Capital Group, Inc.: 416-925-7228
J. Scheetz, Vice President, Tricon Capital Group, Inc.: 415-848-5936
CITY MANAGEMENT: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
CITY LEADERSHIP: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEVELOPERS & CAPITAL PARTNERS: Adrian.Foley@brookfieldrp.com, email@example.com,
HERE’S A COPY/PASTE TO MAKE IT EASY TO HEAD YOUR EMAIL:
TO: ALAMEDA CITY MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP
CC: ALAMEDA POINT DEVELOPERS & CAPITAL PARTNERS
RE: NOVEMBER 28, 2014 CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 6-D Recommendation to Approve an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) with Alameda Point Partners for Development of Site A at Alameda Point. (Base Reuse 819099)
(Then give ’em hell. Raising Hell for Good!)
This is what I wrote; feel free to copy, adapt, and/or write your own:
The recent election that unseated Mayor Gilmore, unseated Councilmember Chen, placed Frank Mataresse as the next Vice Mayor (and failed to place Tam onto the BART board), was specifically related to the wrong-headed development we’ve seen time and time again under Mayor Gilmore. It was a loud resounding vote of no-confidence, a clear message sent by a citizens’ grassroots groundswell in under 3 months.
I urge you, City Manager Russo, Mayor Gilmore and City Council members, to immediately remove agenda item 6-D from the Tuesday, November 18th Alameda City Council meeting agenda.
I urge you, Lame Duck City Council, to do the right thing and defer this discussion and vote so that it may take place after Mayor-Elect Spencer and Vice-Mayor Elect Mataresse are sworn in.