East Bay Express: Developer Losing Support for Initiative


Alameda's latest round of robo-calls doesn't have quite the clout of the last one. Last month, Mayor Beverly Johnson, who earlier this year lent her voice to calls urging support for developer SunCal, dropped her endorsement of the company's Alameda Point redevelopment initiative, saying that the measure would have "devastating financial impacts" on the city. With that high-placed defection — coming a few weeks after the Alameda Chamber of Commerce gave the measure its own thumbs down — a bit of hell broke loose on the island.