East Bay Express: Plan B for Measure B


The weeks leading up to Alameda's February 2 special election have been as dramatic as ever. On January 15, developer SunCal, whose self-drafted initiative is the sole issue on the ballot, submitted an alternative proposal for the crumbling Navy base known as Alameda Point. This "Plan B" to Measure B, the controversial 288-page mishmash of amendments and entitlements for what SunCal wants to build, contains the same basic plan as the increasingly unpopular ballot measure but strips out some of the city's objections to the initiative and seeks to bypass Alameda's tough density restrictions by different means.