The Agenda: Alameda Point vision, and some facts about Historic Alameda High School

The Agenda: Alameda Point vision, and some facts about Historic Alameda High School

Michele Ellson

For the week of April 8, 2013

This week’s civic calendar kicks off with a Planning Board meeting tonight, followed by school board meetings Tuesday and Thursday and a Health Care District Board meeting Thursday. Also, the Navy is hosting a public meeting to gather comments on proposed changes to the cleanup plan for a former solid waste burn site on Alameda Point.

Planning Board

The Planning Board meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday in council chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

On the agenda: The Planning Board will receive its annual update on the Alameda Landing development, which on completion is slated to include hundreds of homes and a shopping center anchored by a Target store that is under construction. The board is also being asked to endorse a vision statement for future development at Alameda Point and to offer comments and direction on proposed zoning rules for the Point – and specifically, about what can be built in residential, employment and town center subdistricts proposed for creation at the Point. A discussion about proposed changes at the former Cavanaugh Motors site, redeveloped as a commercial project, has been postponed to the board’s April 22 meeting.

More information: Agenda and materials are here; the meeting will be televised on Comcast cable channel 15.

Public hearing on Alameda Point burn site cleanup changes

The Navy is holding a public hearing to collect comments on proposed changes to its cleanup plan for a former solid waste burn area at Alameda Point. The hearing will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Regina K. Stafford room at the Main Library, 1550 Oak Street, and will be preceded by an informal question and answer session from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

On the agenda: The Navy will take comments on proposed changes to its cleanup plan for a former refuse burn area in the northwest corner of Alameda Point.

More information: Additional information is available on the state's Envirostor website and here on The Alamedan. The meeting will not be televised.

Board of Education

The Board of Education is holding two meetings this week. The board’s regular public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. A special meeting to discuss the future of Historic Alameda High School will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Alameda High School cafeteria, corner of Central Avenue and Willow Street.

On the agenda: At its regular meeting Tuesday, the board will receive a report on how the school district is spending nearly $15 million in categorical funds, nearly $10 million of which is used to help cover Alameda Unified’s special education costs. The report will offer a focus on Title I spending for schools serving lower-income students and will break down the categorical spending by school. The board will also receive information about the district’s efforts to reduce waste and energy use and another on revised board protocols. At its special meeting Thursday – the first of four community meetings where the fate of the old high school buildings will be discussed – a history of the campus will be offered, and stakeholders and the public will also have a chance to weigh in.

More information: An agenda and materials for Tuesday’s meeting are here, and the meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast cable channel 15. Thursday’s meeting will be streamed live on The Alamedan’s website; a draft agenda is here, and more information on what will be discussed is here.

Alameda Health Care District Board

The Alameda Health Care District Board’s regular meeting was rescheduled for this week; the open session will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dal Cielo Conference Room of Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Avenue.

On the agenda: The board will receive Alameda Hospital’s most recent monthly financials, along with reports from the board president, the hospital’s chief executive officer, the board president and others.

More information: A draft agenda and materials for Thursday’s meeting are here; the meeting will not be televised, but it will be recorded and the recording will be made available on the hospital website.

Comments

Submitted by Donna Eyestone on Mon, Apr 8, 2013

Michele,
This is absolutely fantastic. You know how you have a feeling like "somethings missing" and you can't quite put your finger on what it is -- THIS is what it was for me. A single place to find all the meetings, and all the agenda packets! Thanks for this. Now -- to find some time to read 'em all :-) That won't happen -- but it is great to be able to find the stuff you really DO want to read.

Submitted by Michele Ellson on Mon, Apr 8, 2013

Thanks Donna! I actually owe credit for this idea to the inimitable Chuck Kapelke, who did the candidate videos we had this past election and who (like you!) has been a veritable fount of great ideas on how The Alamedan can do a better job of engaging people on civic issues. Folks can look for more of this stuff in the very near future, including our upcoming Alameda Point FAQ and the Historic Alameda High School stories and video I know you'll be streaming!