The Alameda Post: AAPS Candidate Forum, September 27, 2012

[C]andidates were asked what changes, if any, should be made to Measure A, which limits residential development to two units per building, and 2,000 sq. ft. of lot area per unit.

Daysog suggested that Measure A may need to be modified for Alameda Point, and said he was open to further modification for the areas of Webster and Park Streets, north of Buena Vista. But, he cautioned, only if it was supported by a public vote.

The following two questions concerned Alameda Point: the first asked if an effort should be made to preserve all 86 historic buildings at the Point, and what strategies could be used. This was not a question that provoked much dissent: all the candidates support preserving the historic buildings via adaptive reuse and rent credits for tenants in exchange for building improvements.

Private partnership is key, according to Daysog, to enabling a historic preservation tax credit.

Next the candidates were tasked with the problem of vacant, deteriorating buildings being vandalized, and what should be done to prevent further damage to the structures.

All six again agreed the solution was getting tenants for the buildings.... Daysog took a stronger tone, calling the current state of the vacant buildings “Demolition by neglect.”

Candidates 2012: